Detained, Unaccompanied Minors Discouarged from Talking About Their Conditions

“If for whatever reason you talk to a reporter, you know what’s going to happen to your case?” the woman is heard saying in Spanish. “It is going to be on the news, and then one doesn’t know what is going to happen. If you are going to last here for a long time, I am not trying to scare you. I am just telling you it’s the truth.”

If their conditions were truly good, and they were truly happy, then one would expect these children would be encouraged to talk to anyone and everyone about their conditions and states of mind.

It’s far more probable that they are told to be quiet lest they reveal their own misery to independent third parties.

Via Rachel Maddow Shares Leaked Footage From Inside a Migrant Children Detention Center (“A facility employee warned children not to talk to the media”).

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