Under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, nearly 2,000 migrant children have been separated at the border. One Miami government official is making sure his town does not become a hub for children separated from their parent’s.
Miami Beach Commissioner, Ricky Arriola, threatened to stop contractor Comprehensive Health Services from using the facilities to hold immigrant children.
“If we focus on the enablers of this cruel policy, such as Comprehensive Health Services, we can launch a multi-pronged attack on the Trump administration — filing lawsuits and voting in the upcoming elections are other ways,” Arriola said. “But in the interim, if we make the cost of doing business unbearable for these enablers, it will have an effect as well.”
He hopes other cities follow his example.
“Here’s my letter to the chickensh*t CEO of Comprehensive Health Services,” Arriola wrote on Facebook. “I hope other cities and counties follow suit and refuse to give any contracts to this company or others like it.”