Texas: Illegal Immigrant mother: Time at detention center depresses kids

At a detention centre in Texas, November 2014. Source.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigrant children at a federal detention facility in Texas are acting depressed after months of regimentation and confinement, said a Honduran mother who was recently released with her 2-year-old son.

Kenia Galeano, 26, said at a small protest Tuesday in front of a downtown cathedral that the children are suffering after long periods of being held at the 500-bed facility in Karnes City.

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement authorities, however, have said in the past that the facility provides a number of play and schooling areas where children and residents can move about freely. ICE officials said they would look into questions from The Associated Press about the emotional state of the children at Karnes, but could not provide a response Tuesday…

Galeano, who entered the country illegally last November and was detained for more than five months, said the children are unaccustomed to being restricted to the facility and have trouble with the more rigid eating and schooling schedules.

She said the food, such as reheated vegetables and chicken mixed with pineapple and oranges, is also foreign to them…

Wow! Sounds awful. Maybe she should go home.

  • hey

    You are a bigot

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      And you are a jackass.
      We don’t come by your work and rock the Slurpee machine, do we?

      • Kathy Nelson


    • AmicusC

      how is hating criminals bigotry? or are you unfamiliar with the word and some gender studies prof told you to say it when you are to retarded to have a logical thought?

  • Dana Garcia

    I used to hear people say, “Beggars can’t be choosers,” but that must be considered a racist sentiment now.

    Incidentally, that facility that foreign moochers find so depressing cost the taxpayers $30 million to build and is filled with lots of amenities like cable TV, internet, a basketball court. Karnes is so deluxe that Congress investigated it a few years back.


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Do the whining that Americans would be too embarrassed to do.
    You know she will never be on welfare!

    • Clausewitz

      Once upon a time they were, but it seems the new crop have gotten over that moral dilemma.

  • AmicusC

    I cant wait until I finally become indifferent to the wests suicide but until then I cant explain why anyone cares about these invaders. ship them back or shoot them I don’t care which but choose one.

  • Observer

    I am sure the Southern Law Poverty Center will be approaching her to sue the American government for million of dollars for not treating her better.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    We still have laws that have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court that allow compulsory sterilization. Make that a condition of bond (which shouldn’t be allowed to any of these leaches), or they can go home.
    I sure hope they are at least collecting DNA from every one of these creeps.

  • Waffle

    Oh dear, trolls on the site again!

    • Observer

      Stop insulting Trolls by comparing them to “hey”.

      I am sure any Troll looks a lot better than hideously ugly “hey”!

    • Clausewitz

      Trolls can sting a thought together, not just idiotic talking points. Hey is just a 9 year old who stole some time on Mommy’s laptop.

  • barryjr

    I am sure that there are many citizens of the US that would be happy for their government to place them in the described hell hole.

  • She can always leave.