ICE Detains 10 Year old With Cerebral Palsy After Surgery

In the "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" and "Why They Hate Us" Departments: ICE sat outside a hospital this week where a 10 year old with cerebral palsy was undergoing emergency gall bladder surgery, and when it was over and she was out of the recovery room, took her to an immigration facility 150 miles from her home.

"It is stunning that federal agents would wait outside of a hospital room for a 10-year-old child with cerebral palsy," U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas said. "They are treating her like a convict."

The child, Rosa Maria, was three months old when she was brought to the U.S. She has has the mental capacity of a four or five year old, and has no idea what is happening.

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    I hate this administration (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 06:18:54 PM EST

    "People" have hearts; these people (5.00 / 4) (#2)
    by Anne on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 07:01:07 PM EST
    have tiny, cold stones in their chest cavities.

    I think about my almost-5 yr old grandson, and try to imagine the trauma he would be experiencing if he were in this situation, and I want to cry.

    If we allow this kind of evil to prevail, we are toast.


    I know (none / 0) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 08:00:41 PM EST
    and everyday is more sickening than the last.

    Contemplating a day trip to Rosarito (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by oculus on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 08:08:54 PM EST
    Beach or longer in Ensenada during Christmas week. The Mexican people are so friendly and welcoming.

    Yes, for the most part. But keep your wits (none / 0) (#25)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 03:52:15 PM EST
    about you.

    I was drugged by the bartender in Rosarito back in the day. If it happened back then, it is almost assuredly much more common today.


    Scary. Which bar? (none / 0) (#27)
    by oculus on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 07:50:27 PM EST
    Ha! It was a year or two ago! (none / 0) (#31)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 11:04:41 AM EST
    It was a little bar/restaurant south of town on the highway.

    You can't tell oculus this (none / 0) (#28)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 08:41:39 PM EST
    I can barely get oculus to a Brooklyn bar :)

    She is crying for her mother (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Towanda on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:08:05 AM EST
    according to reports today, and cannot see her family for three weeks of detention, which must be terrifying for any child but esp cially with her physicsl and cognitive disabilities. They only can talk on the phone, only occasionally and briefly, because the parents dare not again do the drive that requires the border patrol stop that caught them and started this horror.

    I hate this, and the Trump administration and all who support it.

    This is child abuse, absolutely (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Zorba on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:00:13 PM EST
    There is no excuse for treating any young child this way, but particularly one who is not only recovering from gall bladder surgery, but is developmentally disabled!
    She cannot understand what is being done to her, or why she cannot see her mother.
    If this was a private entity treating a child this way, Child and Protective Services would absolutely be on their @sses.
    ICE needs to be totally cleaned up and cleaned out.
    Fire everyone there and train some people to take over who have at least some humanitarian principles.
    I totally agree with you, Towanda.  I hate this, and I hate the whole administration and its supporters.
    Growing up, I was taught not to hate, but I cannot help it in this case.

    You can't fire people (none / 0) (#17)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:07:09 PM EST
    who are doing the bidding of their bosses. This is happening with the tacit approval of DHS management and pretender in chief at 1600 PA ave.

    Yes, well (none / 0) (#21)
    by Zorba on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:58:59 PM EST
    That doesn't say anything good about DHS and the (so-called) President, does it?

    Beginning to lose hope (5.00 / 2) (#26)
    by Coral on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 04:40:12 PM EST
    Despite so much resistance activity, I'm disheartened by the lack of democracy built into our system--the gerrymandering, electoral college, the capture of state legislatures by right-wing GOP.

    Fear that we may be losing the ability to rebound from the catastrophe of Nov 2016.

    Republicans have the Presidency, the Senate (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 08:47:14 PM EST
    The House

    The Supreme court

    And now they are stacking the judicial system.

    Only good people willing to speak and act will save us.


    Ready for some revolution yet. (2.67 / 3) (#6)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 09:34:18 PM EST
    There's plenty of hand wringing here at the mention of violence. However much political change has come from the barrel of a gun. Case in point, the first American Revolution.

    no (4.00 / 3) (#7)
    by linea on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 09:41:26 PM EST
    we are a democratic nation. your propensity toward armed violence is misplaced. sorry.

    I mostly agree with you (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by CST on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 09:44:31 AM EST
    We're not there yet.  But it's really hard sometimes to figure out what you're "supposed" to do in these scenarios.

    Germany was also a "Democratic Nation" when Hitler came to power.  So are a lot of nations with dictators today.

    I'd say right now the difference is there is still a legal and somewhat powerful opposition party.  But simply being a "Democratic Nation" is not always enough.

    I don't know what to do.  I know that right now I'm mostly staying silent and watching people, and not telling anyone I don't trust anything about my political views or family in the event that $hit does hit the fan.  

    And for the first time in my life I've seriously been considering owning a fire-arm for emergencies - and not the burglar kind.  The only reason I don't right now is I have no place secure to leave it, but I do know how to use it, and I also know that no one else in my family does, and these are the things that keep me awake at night.


    so well said (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 10:11:52 AM EST
    consider i rate this a 10

    I just avert my eyes (none / 0) (#13)
    by MKS on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:32:47 AM EST
    and cover myself in denial....when it gets this bad.

    But still no justification for violence.


    I think that's what a lot (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by jondee on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:32:00 PM EST
    of the opioid crisis is about: people who havn't found any other way of averting their eyes.

    how is that workin out? (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:42:01 AM EST
    I think the public (none / 0) (#24)
    by MKS on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 02:39:43 PM EST
    is getting used to Cheeto.   The GOP has given up, if they ever really opposed his most unsavory aspects

    more to the story (none / 0) (#5)
    by linea on Thu Oct 26, 2017 at 09:04:44 PM EST
    i live in seattle and support seattle as a sanctuary city and also oppose the detainment of people for nothing more than lack of documentation. this incident is particularely outrageous as it involves the detainment of a child being brought to hospital.

    i have repeated voiced my harsh criticism of roadside immigration checkpoints inside united states borders. it is fundamentally unAmerican and, in my opinion, a violation of essential rights as there is absolutt no probable cause other than `you look funny' or `you talk funny.' this is exactly what happened here. the young girl was being transported to hospital and the car was stopped at a roadside checkpoint in Freer, Texas - more than 60 miles inside the united states border. how is it resonable or rational that anyone can claim to establish the nationality or immigration status of a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy as she is being rushed to the hospital? it's hideous! these roadside checkpoints inside american borders need to be shut down.

    Earlier this week, Rosa Maria Hernandez, 10, previously residing in Laredo, Texas, rode in an ambulance with a relative through the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Freer, Texas. The girl was being rushed to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi for gallbladder surgery.  At the checkpoint, authorities determined that the young girl was in the country illegally but allowed the vehicle to continue to Corpus Christi accompanied by agents, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement revealed.

    Get used to it linea, (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by fishcamp on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 09:22:23 AM EST
    it's been going on for at least thirty or forty years miles north of the Mexican border on Interstate 5 right here in America, the land of the free.

    This is overwhelmingly evil (none / 0) (#12)
    by MKS on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:16:59 AM EST
    What can one do?

    Large scale demonstrations (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by Peter G on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:00:10 PM EST
    at the detention center. Day after day.

    What I can't effin' wrap my mind around (none / 0) (#15)
    by jondee on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 11:58:03 AM EST
    is that so many self-proclaimed religious folks support this kind of thing. I guess because Trump is a "baby Christian."

    The clergy as moral voice has wimped out and is showing signs of having fallen down on the job here Almost as bad as they did in a certain country in the nineteen thirties.

    But then, I suppose they'd respond that the Apostle Paul was a nasty, self-aggrandizing narcissicist into golden showers before the Lord spoke to him on the road to Damascus.


    Christians in America (none / 0) (#18)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:09:31 PM EST
    only do "christian" things when it suits their agenda. Christianity is nothing but complete BS.

    It's supposed to "casteth out all fear" (none / 0) (#19)
    by jondee on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 12:24:56 PM EST
    but they're the first one's to run out and stockpile guns and ammo in reponse to a Sandy Hook or a Las Vegas.

    I'd never say it's All Christians though, just a distressingly high percentage of them.


    These so-called "Christians" (none / 0) (#22)
    by Zorba on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 01:07:28 PM EST
    Have apparently never read their own Holy Book.

    And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    Matthew 25:40

    Not to mention the Sermon on the Mount and a whole heck of a lot of other things that they aren't paying the least bit of attention to.
    And yet they persist on calling themselves "Christian."


    Certainly (none / 0) (#23)
    by MKS on Fri Oct 27, 2017 at 02:37:52 PM EST
    no Dietrich Bonhoeffers among them.