The United States government is considering paying immigrant families that were separated at the southern border around $450,000 per person in compensation for their pain and suffering. They understand that forceful separations is harmful to both the children and their families, but for the 45 million United States citizens that have experienced traumatic separations a big ZERO, not even a word or acknowledgment from the government. Another question arises. The U.S. government is not capable of keeping track of it’s own children. Do U.S. officials somehow know where the planes filled with immigrant children are going?
“The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are weighing the payments as they work to resolve lawsuits claiming that the government subjected parents and children to lasting psychological trauma”, said Britney Bernstein of the National Review.
The number of people in line for the American taxpayer’s money over the United States abuse of immigrant children does not add up any more than the U.S. numbers for it’s own children. It gets confusing because the American Civil Liberties Union says “about 5,500 children were separated from their families at the border under the Trump administration”, but government officials expect the number to be much lower.
Are they serious? The Department of Health and Human Services loses that many children a month!
The lawsuits are only being considered because President Trump issued the zero-tolerance policy in April 2018. The current administration considers Trump a racists that implemented racists policies that resulted in “lasting mental-health problems for the children from the trauma of months spent without their parents”, said Bernstein.
What about the lasting mental health problems the United States government created for it’s own children and families? Silence. No one wants to talk about that.
The Department of Health and Human Services did not have a process to reunite families that were separated at the border. HHS did not have a policy to reunite United States citizens that are separated by the U.S. government either. Not until the Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law by President Trump in 2018.
Unfortunately states child protection agencies found loopholes in the “new law” that they were able to write policy around so that the Department of Families and Children still operates as a taxpayer-funded adoption agency with absolutely no oversight. Where are ALL of the children going? Does anyone know?
Taxpayers spend trillions upon trillions every year because of the trauma, addiction, mental illness, physical abuse, and even sometimes death that is inflicted on children and families in the United States by the American government. Add to that the very few lawsuits that are actually considered and taxpayers end up footing the bill for even more government abuse.
The American Safe Families Act (ASFA) that was created in 1997 under the Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA) and the Mondale Act of 1974 have resulted in about $89 Billion being spent to separate families each year, mostly under the term of neglect.
The Department of Health and Human services separates families under the term of neglect, and adopts the children out through the Department of Families and Children. More than 80% of the children separated from their American families are then prescribed psychotropic drugs “to help them cope”.
Instead of HHS offering services to poor American families as the department has taxpayers believing, they separate poor children from everyone and everything that they know. The result is young children growing up on psychotropic medications that they will not have access to when they finally age out, if they survive the many homes they will be placed in.
More than 50% of the females in United States custody will become pregnant before they reach the age of 19. Those children will be taken at birth and given to the agency to adopt out. Lives spiral out of control. 75% if the children that age out end up incarcerated within two years of aging out. Often because they have no way to access the prescriptions they were forced to take as children.
They have no ties to family, but back to the immigrant families. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that the lawsuits demand a range of payouts averaging about $3.4 million per family. The ACLU hopes to reach a deal before 2022.
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