The US can do better treating migrant children

The same administration that claims to protect the life of the unborn asserted through attorney Sarah Fabian to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the government has no obligation to provide toothbrushes, soap and hygiene products for children under terms of the Flores Settlement, which requires that facilities be “safe and sanitary.” So hundreds of children are forced to sleep on concrete floors, are not provided adequate facilities for bathing and are without appropriate child care for 6-month-old infants and toddlers in facilities that are American concentration camps on the southern border, despite their “official” names.

And remember these names: Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, 10, of El Salvador; Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, of Guatemala; Wilmer Josué Ramirez Vásquez, 2, of Guatemala; Carlos Hernandez Vásquez, 16, of Guatemala; Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, of Guatemala; and Juan de León Gutiérrez, 16, of Guatemala.

These children died in U.S. custody.

The United States can do better.