June 29, 2019
New detention facility.
The American people recently wasted $15 million on a new detention facility to “temporarily” house invaders.
U.S. Border Patrol officials in Yuma hosted tours Friday of a new facility where detained undocumented migrants will be temporarily housed.
The “soft-sided” facility, as it was described by officials, can hold up to 500 people in U.S. Border Patrol custody, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The tent-like structures are weatherproof and climate-controlled, the press release states.
The $15 million contract for the facility also calls for showers, toilets, sinks and sleeping mats, among other resources. Heating and cooling is also included, along with kitchen and storage facilities, and custodial services.
Why waste $15 million on a facility that can hold up to only 500 of these so-called “migrants” if they’re coming by the hundreds of thousands every month?
Even if they’re not supposed to stay more than a few days for processing, it’s still a useless waste of money that will never be considered enough. The treatment of detained migrants is constantly being called “inhumane” because nothing short of instantly making them US citizens and giving them a house or an apartment for free and $50,000 in cash will be considered enough… and even that may not be considered enough.
There are complaints about what the detainees are being fed as if it were your obligation as a white American to feed a great diet to random browns and blacks from all around the world.
Immigrants housed in a federal detention center in Texas were fed frozen sandwiches, cold burritos and potato chips, and detained children and young mothers have complained of hunger to visiting attorneys.
Details gleaned from government procurement data reflect what a nutritionist and two doctors described as a highly processed, unhealthy menu for families held in five detention centers operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Texas. Breakfasts consist mostly of cereal bars, lunches of ramen noodles or bologna sandwiches and dinners of microwaveable burritos and chimichangas. Some healthier items, like oatmeal, applesauce and peanut butter, are also listed – but in much lower quantities.
The choice of foods is “appalling,” said Rafael Perez-Escamilla, a professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale School of Public Health who has served on advisory panels related to the U.S. Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Not only does the menu not meet those guidelines, but it also represents exactly the sort of diet that “has been associated with obesity, poor dental health and chronic diseases such as diabetes,’’ he said.
If they’re fed a diet associated with obesity, poor dental health and diabetes, then they’re being fed like regular Americans, as those are very American diseases.
For detention centers operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — which can hold detainees for long stays — federal guidelines say meals must be “nutritious and appetizing’’ and should accommodate “age, activity, physical condition, gender, religious preference and medical considerations’’ as well as ethnic diversity. But even the ICE guidelines set no specific nutritional standards.
Okay, so let’s establish something first.
These people come with NOTHING on them. It’s not as if they’d be eating anything better if not detained because they literally have no money to pay for anything, so ANYTHING you give them should be received with immense gratitude.
They should be thanking every American they come in contact with.
But that’s not the case because they EXPECT to get YOUR LIFE. You are more comfortable than them. You have nicer clothing. You eat yummier stuff. You look better than them. You have a nicer family.
They want it. All of it.