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Why is the Trump administration holding unaccompanied migrant children in "black sites"?

Democracy Now!

July 28th 2020

Under a shocking new Trump administration policy, hundreds of people who came to the United States seeking asylum were secretly held in hotels for days on end before being expelled from the country, often with little or no paper trail. Between April and the end of June, more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children — including babies and toddlers — were held in hotels and then expelled. Zenén Jaimes Pérez, advocacy director with the Texas Civil Rights Project, says that hotels and other sites such as these operate as "black sites." "Whether they are at a Hilton, Ritz-Carlton or even one of the government prisons," says Pérez, "the wider picture is there is no oversight, no accountability to what is going on." #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: SoundCloud: iTunes:!-audio/id73802554 Daily Email Digest:

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