MSNBC host Rachel Maddow aired video that was filmed inside a child detention facility in New York by a teacher who was so outraged that she quit her job (more video below).
Maddow set up the video clip, which showed a young girl upset and wanting her mother:
This recording that we have obtained is from a facility that is not on the southern border. So these are kids who’ve been taken away from their parents have been flown by the trump Administration thousands of miles to be held alone away from their parents…
These images were shot surreptitiously by a woman who worked at the facility until last week. This footage was shot late last week. The worker who took these images and took the footage I’m about to show you has since quit her job at this facility. She has provided this material to MSNBC and NBC news on the condition of anonymity.
Maddow noted the teacher said there was a huge increase of young children arriving in the last few months because of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy:
There was a huge influx.The amount of kids that are little, that are coming alone, compared to the amount of teenagers, it’s way higher. So that tells you a lot. How are these kids coming alone? That’s not okay. They’re not coming alone. They’re getting separated at the border.
We’re not allowed to know what’s going on with the child. We’re not allowed to ask any of the kids questions. If the child is not okay, the only thing we’re allowed to ask is do you want to speak to your case manager? Do you want to speak to your clinician?
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