This who thing is just gonna get worst ….
Immigrant children locked up at a Virginia center say they were beaten, left naked in cells and strapped to chairs by guards.
Around 30 unaccompanied minors are being held at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center and have suffered from an abusive atmosphere, according to a federal court case filed on behalf of an unidentified undocumented 17-year-old boy from Mexico.
The boy spent time at a San Antonio center and in New York’s Mercy First Residential Treatment Center after being taken into custody at the border before being transferred to Virginia for alleged violent behavior.
What he allegedly found there were prison-like conditions with cells, no privacy from guards to use the bathroom, one hour of recreation time per day, racist taunts such as being called a “Mexican monkey,” physical hitting as well as harsh punishments.
“Several immigrant detainees have reported being stripped of their clothes, occasionally including their underwear,” the Virginia suit says, adding that the plaintiff was punished by being tied to a chair for hours and other children put in restraints for long periods of time.
One 15-year-old Honduran boy joining the suit said that he had been slammed against the ground and the wall after an argument over holding a door open, another 15-year-old said he was restrained to a chair with a bag over his head.
Children at the center who say they have been abused are as young as 14 years old….