In an interview with MSNBC’s Kassie Hunt, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) revealed the horrors she saw at the detention facility that she visited in Southern California.
President Donald Trump’s administration as well as the Department of Homeland Security has said that the children have been able to call their parents and speak with them. During Melania Trump’s visit to McAllen, Texas, the first lady was told that the children were allowed to speak to their parent or family member twice a week. However, it was only if they could prove that the person they were calling was a guardian with documentation.
Harris told MSNBC that the children are being charged for such phone calls at the California facility she visited. Each child must pay 85 cents per minute when they use the phone.
When Harris brought up some of the women that were seeking asylum from violence, Hunt noted that the Trump administration has decided to change the policy that individuals can seek asylum if they are fleeing domestic violence or gang violence.
“They have rolled back the protections that existed for pregnant women and there are pregnant women in that prison right now,” Harris said of the facility. “And there are pregnant women that have had miscarriages since they’ve been here, not to mention what they did in terms of resending DACA. There’s a systematic and clear constellation in policy perspective from this administration as it relates to women and children and families.”
Trump was supported heavily by the anti-choice and white evangelical Christian communities. At the so-called March for Life in January, Trump celebrated those who’ve dedicated their lives to protecting a fetus.
“The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation and you love every child — born and unborn — because you believe every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God,” he said.
In a speech to the march in 2017, Vice President Mike Pence proclaimed, “My friends, life is winning in America.”
It’s unclear how many women have lost their pregnancies while in detention facilities.
At least one emergency room doctor volunteered to help with medical services, but was turned away for being “too qualified.”
See the full interview below:
UK travel giant Thomas Cook set to collapse: report
Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was reported to be coming to an end on Monday after the British travel firm struggled to find private investment to keep it afloat, potentially affecting thousands of holidaymakers.
The operator has said it needs £200 million ($250 million) or else it will face administration, which could affect 600,000 holidaymakers and require Britain's largest peacetime repatriation.
A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to find the cash from private investors and would collapse unless the government intervened.
But ministers are unlikely to step in due to worries about the pioneering operator's longer-term viability, the Times reported, leaving it on the brink.
‘We are the people’: Watch Billy Porter get a standing ovation for his passionate speech at the Emmys
In a powerful and passionate speech accepting his Emmy, "Pose" actor Billy Porter showered the audience with love and proudly reminded all of their right to belong and be loved.
"Oh, my God. God bless you all! The category is love, y'all, love!" Porter exclaimed.
The epic FX show "Pose" depicts Black and Latinos in the LGBTQ ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s in the first season and the early 1990s in the second season.
"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day," he said. "James Baldwin wrote, 'It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.' I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right."
Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors
A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.
"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.
The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.