Should Immigrant Children Be Separated from Their parents?
Kids have been reunited with their parents
were separated from their parents within one week
children are being separated on average every day
children are being held in camps
kids have been lost
of the 1,500 boys are ages 10-17.
children that were released were not given to their parents.
Only 1,445 of the children released have been reunited with their parent
immigrant children every year end up at the Shenandoah Center
Children separated from their parents develop Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Some children take
Pills every day to keep them calm.
Some of the kids have so many bruises the have to take medication to help with the pain
Most of they kids cry themselves to sleep
The kids that are put in foster care are often neglected
The kids have reported that the guards beat and yell at them
The kids are dispersed between detention centers and tent cities
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