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Stolen migrant children forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Migrant children are being forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in shelters after authorities separated them from their parents.

The children are forced to recite the pledge in English every morning "out of respect."

This is occurring at Casa Padre, the country's largest shelter for migrant children, which gained attention for its cramped sleeping quarters and dehumanizing practices.
Migrant children who have been separated from their families are being forced to recite America's Pledge of Allegiance every morning, according to a Washington Post report.

The Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, is the largest migrant children's shelter in the country, housing nearly 1,5000 boys. Some arrived as unaccompanied minors while others were separated from family members under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

Every morning in a building that was once a Walmart, the children are required to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to a country where they are being kept in an institution. They are required to recite the sentences in English, despite the fact that many of the children are unlikely to be able to understand the words.

"We tell them, 'It's out of respect,'" one employee, who asked for anonymity out of fear of losing her job, told The Post.

The Casa Padre shelter, run by Southwest Key, gained nationwide attention over the last few weeks. Government-issued photographs showed cramped sleeping quarters, murals of President Donald Trump, and children wearing barcodes that are scanned during mealtimes.

The children are only allowed to have two hours outside each day. On Saturday, a teenage boy ran away from the facility.

 link to www.businessinsider.com

Seriously? 25.Jun.2018 18:37

Erasmus

If you're going to imply reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is some kind of horror then why not extend it to why anyone should recite the Pledge of Allegiance? So if these families were granted citizenship all together then reciting the Pledge as a family unit would be OK? The kids doing it separately is some kind of torture? Isn't being loyal citizens of the US what these kids parents are driving toward? Isn't helping these people achieve that goal what so many progressive activists agitating for? If so, then shouldn't training the little tykes to genuflect to their country should be considered a good thing? It might even help soften up some of those on the right that are opposed to allowing these people into the country to see the cherubs demonstrating patriotic fervor before they are even considered citizens. A little good PR might not hurt their cause.

So, please explain, what is the point of this posting?

Yeah, I'd please like an explanation too, Erasmus 25.Jun.2018 19:49

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This and the "permit patty" (?)  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/06/436262.shtml
" doxxed and now jobless ha!! "


wtf?

nothing but TMZ-grade trash. And the gloating "ha" ? Grow up.
( p.s. the "permit patty" trash-post had nothing whatsoever to do with violation of an existing law, or anyone's human rights.... except for the Gloated-over death threats to its dumbass instigator. )


RE: "Enforced" citing of Pledge for illegals' children - I simply don't care, doesn't register on my Significance-O-Meter. If they're here in the U.S. on our [Yep, You And Me Pay For It Unless You're A Tax Resister] dime, fair game.

Why is this newsworthy, or Portland Indymedia Newswire-worthy?

( Answer: IT'S *NOT*. )