Mr. Prime minister haper I don’t like to stay in this jail. I’m only
nine years old. I want to go to my school in Canada. I’m sleeping
beside the wall. Please Mr. Priminister haper give visa for my family.
This place is not good for me. I want to get out of the cell. Just
pleace give visa for my family. My home land is in Canada, My life is
over there. I’m also sleeping beside wasroom. Mr. Priminister haper
pleace bring me and my family to Canada. Thank you so much.
Improvements have been made to the Hutto detention center in efforts to make it humane. However, I still maintain that detaining migrant children and their families for extended periods of time, people who have otherwise committed no crime, will never be humane no matter what the conditions inside the prison are. The ACLU agrees:
Despite the tremendous improvements at Hutto, the facility retains its
essential character: it was a medium security prison managed by the
Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit adult corrections
company. The ACLU remains adamant that detaining immigrant children at
Hutto is inappropriate and calls on Congress to compel DHS to find
humane alternatives for managing families whose immigration status is
The reason I decided to write a post today is because the T. Don Hutto blog is advertising a Toy Drive for the kids in the Hutto Detention Center. I thought it would be a good thing to plant in people’s minds as we all do our christmas shopping. Don’t forget the kids in the Hutto detention center and the millions of migrants everywhere that don’t have a full place in this world.