One former employee told The Daily Beast they were warned not to discuss their new illegal drugs used for medical purposes as residents began asking questions about the building, which held 20 teenagers earlier this month and has the capacity for 48 migrant children. She laughed and said no. VisionQuest rejects that term and has said it provides migrant kids with meals, clothing, their own beds, classroom education, health care and mental health services until their parents or guardians are found.
Last year, the Los Angeles City Council passed a temporary ban on privately run detention centers for medidal youth—specifically to stop VisionQuest from continue reading a facility in the neighborhood of Arleta. In Kansas CityMissouri, VisionQuest retreated from a proposal to build another migrant facility just as immigrant rights activists were preparing public comments against it.
Purpkses has had more success in Arizona, where in it secured a license to operate a new bed facility in Tucson, according to a U. Senate report. The tide of bad press may have been why VisionQuest—and its real-estate investor landlord, Jarrett Reidhead—were not so forthcoming in documents submitted to the city of Benson, which is 60 miles north of the border and has fewer than 5, residents. This will not be an institutional facility.
There will be no counseling or long term care available. The number of unaccompanied kids in ORR care has soared. In March, nearly 19, migrant children—the largest ever recorded in a single month—were stopped at the southern border, and in some cases, separated from their families. The surge of asylum seekers fleeing poverty and violence in Central America has left the Biden administration scrambling to find facilities to house them. In recent weeks, HHS asked the Pentagon to house kids at two Texas military bases and illegal drugs used for medical purposes federal employees of agencies including the Federal Trade Commission and NASA to volunteer working at overcrowded border facilities. When migrant children and teens arrive in the U. The children stay at the shelters until officials can vet sponsors, usually relatives but sometimes foster parentsto take them in.
But a backlog of detainees means some kids, including those younger than 12, are spending up to a week at overcrowded Border Patrol processing centers, the Washington Post reported.
That price tag is expected to rise as the feds open more emergency intake sites, including one at the San Diego Convention Center in California and the Freeman Coliseum in Iolegal Antonio, Texas. The Daily Beast has previously reported on the massive salaries such nonprofits dole out to their executives.
But longtime immigration attorney Hope Frye, who testified before Congress on conditions at immigration detention facilities inargued that for-profit contractors like VisionQuest have a particularly perverse incentive to maximize gains and neglect children in their care. And, often, the only oversight comes from state and local licensing authorities with limited inspection capacity. They demanded the city now shut the facility down and hurled pointed questions at VisionQuest brass. We really didn't know, did we? Inthe agency set up a countywide camera system to detect undocumented immigrants.
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So far this year, deputies responded to 7, illegal entries which included 33 suspected drug mules, one of whom was arrested, according to county data. Immigration activists are also unhappy with the trend of private entities opening migrant children detention facilities, which they say are rife with claims of abuse.
Data released in showed ORR received more than 4, complaints about sexual abuse or sexual harassment of immigrant kids in government custody.
While a majority of those accusations involved one minor abusing another child, of the complaints alleged abuse by adult staff at HHS-funded shelters. The report highlighted Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas, where migrant kids were forcibly injected with psychiatric drugs.
ProPublica also uncovered hundreds of sexual assault accusations at HHS-funded immigrant youth shelters—including a Tucson facility run by the nonprofit Kllegal Key Programs—as well as police calls for fights and missing children. That year, authorities arrested two Southwest Key employees in Arizona on sexual misconduct charges. Another awaits trial in June for allegedly fondling a year-old girl hosted at the facility where he worked. A week after the heated Benson City Council meeting, during which VisionQuest executives tried to assure residents they were helping kids while also protecting the community, one year-old boy scaled a fence and fled the property. Benson police caught the teen shortly after medocal escaped around 10 a. Konrad and Dannels recently toured the hotel-turned-migrant quarters and told the City Council they were impressed with how it was run. Inone VisionQuest child care worker in Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit also accusing the company of understaffing—a illegal drugs used for medical purposes that's mirrored in employee reviews on sites like Glassdoor.
In the suit, the employee claimed the company asked him and some colleagues to take unpaid furlough days despite their salary being covered by state grants.]