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« on: July 12, 2019, 05:57:02 pm »
https://thinkprogress.org/pastor-tells-fox-news-immigrant-detention-center-fine-because-kids-pray-weekly-and-dont-complain

PASTOR TELLS FOX NEWS THAT IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTER IS OKAY BECAUSE KIDS DON'T COMPLAIN

Fox & Friends hosted Pastor Russell Black of Latin Impact Ministries to dismiss any concerns about for-profit Homestead detention facility.

Jul 12, 2019, 10:11 am   

The largely unregulated Homestead detention center near Miami, Florida, has been under fire for its handling of immigrant children. But Fox News on Friday brought on a local pastor who frequently leads prayer services at the facility to offer a full-throated endorsement of the only for-profit detention center for immigrant children.

Pastor Russell Black, president of Latin Impact Ministries in Homestead, Florida, joined FOX & Friends to debunk concerns raised by journalists and public officials about the corporate-owned Homestead where thousands of migrant kids are being kept.

“As I see the print media, the politicians, make comments and allegations about the shelter, it blows me away that they don’t have the correct picture at all,” Black observed. “Many of us have been working there, volunteering for the last four years. We’ve been privileged to be able to conduct religious services there every Saturday morning. And literally thousands of children have passed through our services. And lives have been changed.”

Black dismissed “the allegations that we have heard many times” that kids are there for “indefinitely, for long periods of time,” because he has observed children who are, “as quickly as [possible] relocated to a safe family environment and sometimes it’s very quick.” He did concede that sometime it “takes longer time based on their individual circumstances,” but said he hoped his own children would be so lucky if they ever have to be stuck in an immigration detention facility. According to an NPR report in February, advocates said the average time children spent at the Homestead was 67 days.........................

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