On How Women Get Power

DID YOU KNOW
When there is money to be made  there were guilds and apprenticeships when men got the job.
The secretary to the company’s President was basically undergoing on-the-job training to take over the Presidency in his absence or in the event of his departure. One of the major efforts of the first wave of feminism was the founding of demanding secretarial schools so that women might be allowed entry into these hallowed career paths.
When a job doesn’t make good money anymore,  they are no longer valued so  women get to have those jobs.
In 1950’s men views CS and coding as some sort for secretary job equivalent to some kind of  typewriter job hence: a computer job!
Computer, Meet Computer — The Women Computers of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
When CS became a popular, well paid and respected field, the whole impression changed about it and men started to exclude women.
Equal Opportunity

 

In Bitcoin land, block rewards are the least-tainted kind of coins.

A Bitcoin mining farm in China
In goes dirty money, to buy mining hardware in bulk.
Out comes fresh, never-transacted-with Bitcoin block rewards.
It is fairly hard for authorities to trace the wash.
We’re not talking about buying a couple of miner machines here, but financing a whole warehouse filled with them.
Anecdotally, I have a friend who briefly worked at a company which exclusively makes software for financial institutions. Their product was a web app that only worked in a version of Internet Explorer so old, it didn’t support Ajax. Asynchronous requests were made by changing the src attribute of a 1px <iframe>. This was in 2015.
more
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17399150

Donald Trump needs to know this is not how this works.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter:
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…”

2018 How Did We Get Here?

2018 How Did We Get Here? Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror – Nazis did it too.

How does Culture in America become conditioned to accept all this?

remember:
 Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror – Nazis did it too.
And all the smart people who studied philosophy thought Heidegger was the smartest person ever!! turns out…… not so much
Is Heidegger Contaminated by Nazism? Joshua Rothman April 28, 2014
Heidegger’s 1927 masterwork, “Being and Time,” along with “The Essence of Truth,” a book based on a series of lectures that Heidegger gave in 1932.
Heidegger never truly apologized for being a Nazi; even worse, he never directly and publically addressed the reality of the Holocaust before he died, in 1976.
Nietzsche says terrible things about the Jews, he also says terrible things about women.
Being wrong is, therefore, an irreducible part of being a person.
It’s impossible to disavow Heidegger’s thinking: it is too useful, and too influential, to be marginalized. It’s also impossible to set aside Heidegger’s sins—and they cannot help but reduce the ardency with which his readers relate to him. Philosophers like to play it cool, but the truth is that intellectual life depends on passion. You don’t spend years working your way through “Being and Time” because you’re idly interested. You do it because you think that, by reading it, you might learn something precious and indispensable. The black notebooks, however seriously you take them, are a betrayal of that ardency. They make it harder to care about—and, therefore, to really know—Heidegger’s ideas.
Even if his philosophy isn’t contaminated by Nazism, our relationship with him is.

!!!! Trump  is not a self made man.
!!!! He inherited wealth.

MUST L@@K — TRY TO BOOK A ROOM AT TRUMP HOTEL http://www.trumphotels.org/

Thoughts From Our Manager His own words about our services and our clientele. Taking children away from parents is a form of State Terror. Taking them away thousands of miles and giving them to someone else is kidnapping and trafficking in human flesh. Having no records of where they are so that you can reunite them with their parents is a law suit

Buried in a ghost town in Canada’s subarctic are the roots of the family fortune that paved Donald Trump’s path to prominence.Donald Trump’s money originally
CAME FROM HIS GRANDFATHER
Friedrich Drumpf a German immigrant, who ran a whore house /restaurant  bar, and general store for the gold miners in British Columbia.

FRED TRUMP — Trump’s Father
was arrested when anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klansmen attacked police in New York in 1927. Donald’s Mother was from Scotland where you will find the homegrown roots are located for the KKK that was was a money making dues paying pyramid scheme that came here with their immigrants.
 
HE LEARNED FROM THE BEST  — ROY COHN and Roger Stone.

Fun fact: On Memorial Day of 1927
Trump’s father was arrested at a KKK rally in Queens, NY.
What is known, according to a New York Times article about clashes between the Klan and New York City’s “Catholic” police force, was that Trump’s father was arrested and released by police in relation to the march. According to the Post, a flyer passed around the neighborhood ahead of the Klan rally described the need for the rally. “The predication for the Klan to march, according to a flier passed around Jamaica beforehand, was that ‘Native-born Protestant Americans’ were being “assaulted by Roman Catholic police of New York City,’” Post reporter Philip Bump wrote in February 2016. “‘Liberty and Democracy have been trampled upon,’ it continued, ‘when native-born Protestant Americans dare to organize to protect one flag, the American flag; one school, the public school; and one language, the English language.’”

David Duke on the left
and HIS  KKK pals
support Donald Trump
 
 
The American Television is in every house.
Reality TV Star Donald Trump and his kids
were in every home providing entertainment just like Ed Sullivan once did.
He is at the center of Reality TV Celebrity Culture when “24/7 News” channels would “report” on giving the impression this was actually important. It’s just a rating game to sell sell sell advertisements and make money.
The TV screen is now competing with the phone screen, the xbox screen the desktop screen and it needs to compete for our attention. Actual News? no we’d have to actually think about that, they know we need to be entertained to sell ads hence the 24/7 talking heads talking garbage.
The  reality TV star Donald Trump had the right coach with Roger Stone,
A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor,  who helped create the real-estate mogul’s political career.
Steve Miller, Steve Bannon, and Mercer money to hijack the public’s attention and the vote.
The news needs to shock us all the time to keep the eyeballs. We’ve learned to tolerate the stress and provide our attention to the unending “serious” news time that was using  9/11. for years and years.
It has all just devolved into the need for pure entertainment at this point and the TV reality showman Donald Trump is an expert – distracting us and now all the “news” shows “report” on his bogus bullshit tweets 24/7 without having the guts to say HE IS A LIAR.
The Cult of Celebrity and Fake it till You Make It “Platforms” Evolves
140 characters is the limit for our entertainment attention span and the Reality TV show host Donald knows all about how to use it, leaving the TV duderdudes and dudettes with the constant source of daily fodder for the advertising machine.
Whore House Mentality.
“News” worthy “Grab em by the pussy” sound bite entertainment where you don’t have the read, study, or learn about anything. You just get to know without learning anything because – you “know” because you “feel” it in your gut – just like Donald.
Sinclair TV Stations just move you through the chess board with sound bites, no actual investigative reporting or reporters work there, they cost money and anyway they collude to reinforce the whorehouse and crusades legacy.
Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News Its mix of terrorism alerts, right-wing commentary, and “classic propaganda” could soon reach three-quarters of US households.
THIS IS NOT A EPISODE OF HANNITY OR TRUMPS SHOW “YOU’RE FIRED”  
Jim Jordan tries to attack Rosenstein, the room erupts in laughter A congressional hearing is not an episode of Hannity. “There is no way to subpoena phone calls,” Rosenstein replied, as the room erupted in laughter.
During the Ed Sullivan decades you didn’t have 24 /7 talking heads posing as reporters whose only job was to make money selling commercials. There were real reporters like Walter Cronkite and Edward Murrow. There was a time back then when the TV itself went off the air and left us have some peace and quiet.
Trump Challenges Birthright Citizenship
Trump warned that the pregnant Chinese women were coming to California, renting rooms in houses until giving birth so that their children would have dual citizenship. The U.S. policy of granting birthright citizenship to children whose parents are in the country illegally — children that Trump refers to as “anchor babies” (a term that some consider offensive).
TRUMP HOTELS Host the Pregnant Russians for the same reason.
Russians choose Trump condos in Miami to have U.S.-born kids
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/russians-flock-to-give-birth-at-trump-s-properties-in-the-us-so-their-kids-can-have-dualcitizenship-a3628971.html
Thoughts From Our Manager DONALD TRUMP in His own words about our services and our clientele.
http://www.trumphotels.org/
Russians Flock to Trump Properties to Give Birth to U.S. Citizens
While the president rails against children of undocumented immigrants, wealthy Russians rent his condos—at huge costs—so they can have American kids.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-birth-to-us-citizens
Russians Are Traveling to Trump’s American Properties to Give Birth and Get Dual Citizenship for Their Babies
https://www.alternet.org/russians-are-traveling-trumps-american-properties-give-birth-and-get-dual-citizenship-their-babies
China  granting Ivanka Trump five trademarks since her father became president – and she has another THIRTY pending.
TEA PARTY: HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY: AMERICAN LEAGUE, SKULL AND BONES PLAN FOR KOCH BROTHERS HOUSE FREEDOM PARTY
Brexit and Trump both created by Mercer and Cambridge Analytica.
Breitbart staff list reveals additional ties to Bannon and Mercer
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/27/breitbart-bannon-mercer-senate-press-gallery/99692706/
Billionaire Robert Mercer  “The Money Man”
Behind Trump, Breitbart, Dominionist Kellyanne Conway And The Trump Campaign And A Pro-Trump Super PAC
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2016/08/25/rachel-maddow-explains-money-man-behind-both-breitbart-news-and-trump-campaign/212685
Why Sessions’ use of the Bible to defend admin’s abhorrent policy couldn’t be more wrong.
While Sessions may have thought he had concrete biblical evidence in his corner to support the policy, he couldn’t have been more wrong. Romans 13, specifically a verse that calls for Christians to abide by the laws in the nation where they live, does not at all address what Sessions believes it does.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/16/commentary-why-sessions-use-of-the-bible-to-defend-admins-abhorrent-policy-couldnt-be-more-wrong
The Trump administration is stealing children.
private facilities are drugging and abusing them. debate over the Trump administration’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy and detention of thousands of children rages, parents, family members and treating physicians, among others, are publicly sharing accounts of how these children in U.S. custody are being mistreated. These stories are tragically unsurprising: The government’s directed $1.5 billion over four years to immigrant youth shelters with histories of neglect and/or abuse. With a spotlight on the conditions of detention, legal challenges could end mistreatment and even separation altogether.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/1773824

Melania’s before and after wears an “I don’t care do you?” jacket when she goes to check on the kids abducted children who’ve been shanghaied from their parents She is a very high IQ person. The Department of Education is a money making machine run by Betsy Devos an evangelical, vocal pro-life opponent of abortion,  school choice advocate selected by President Donald J. Trump. She is a billionaire expert in making her money Bethany Christian Services business interests of warehousing stolen refugee children for $700.00 a day.  Tax filings archived by ProPublica show that between 2001 and 2015, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation (the philanthropic organization run by DeVos and her husband) gave $343,000 in grants to Bethany Christian Services. Brian DeVos — a cousin of Betsy DeVos’s husband Dick — was the Senior Vice President for Child and Family Services at Bethany as recently as 2015, and Maria DeVos — who is married to Dick DeVos’s brother Doug — has served on the board of Bethany.
Christian Non-Profit Faces Scrutiny Over Government Foster Care Contract for Separated Children Head of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos making money off her private facilities “zero-tolerance” policy and detention .
Bethany Christian Services, which has links to the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has fostered out at least 81 children taken from their parents at the U.S. border.
https://www.snopes.com/news/2018/06/26/bethany-christian-services-family-separation-betsy-devos/
5 Things to Know about Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump Education Choice
https://www.prwatch.org/news/2016/11/13180/5-things-know-about-billionaire-betsy-devos-trump-choice-education

9/11  It’s America versus the Arabs, the religious wars, the Crusades begin again.

The business of war is more profitable than any other US business.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/03/10/10-companies-profiting-most-from-war/1970997/
In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based on a list of the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in 2011 compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 companies with the most military sales worldwide.
Four generations, of the Bush Family
U.S. Senator, Prescott Bush, a Governor, Jeb Bush, and two U.S. Presidents—one having also served as Vice President, George H. W. Bush, while the other was also a Governor, George W. Bush.
Bush Watson HitlerPrescott Bush was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity and Skull and Bones secret society. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are also members of that society.
In 1924, Bush became vice-president of the investment bank A. Harriman & Co. where his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker was president. Bush’s Yale classmates and fellow Bonesmen E. Roland Harriman and Knight Woolley also worked with the company. In 1931, he became a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., which was created through the 1931 amalgamation of A. Harriman & Co with Brown Bros. & Co., (a merchant bank founded in Philadelphia in 1818) and with Harriman Brothers & Co. (established in New York City in 1927). From 1944–1956, Prescott Bush was a member of the Yale Corporation, the principal governing body of Yale University. He was on the board of directors of CBS, having been introduced to chairman William S. Paley around 1932 by his close friend and colleague W. Averell Harriman, who became a major Democratic Party power broker.
Union Banking Corporation [edit] Bush was a founding member and one of seven directors (including W. Averell Harriman) of the Union Banking Corporation (holding a single share out of 4,000 as a director), an investment bank that operated as a clearing house for many assets and enterprises held by German steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. In July 1942, the bank was suspected of holding gold on behalf of Nazi leaders.[8] A subsequent government investigation disproved those allegations but confirmed the Thyssens’ control, and in October 1942 the United States seized the bank under the Trading with the Enemy Act and held the assets for the duration of World War II. Journalist Duncan Campbell pointed out documents showing that Prescott Bush was a director and shareholder of a number of companies involved with Thyssen. Prescott Bush worked closely with Thyssen who was a prominent Nazi financier and did continue to manage his accounts during the Nazi occupation.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) THE DECISION MAKER “compasionate” conservative is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Bush had one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. Bush was the first person to win an American presidential election with fewer popular votes than another candidate since Benjamin Harrison in 1888.
His VP Dick Cheney was able to shoot someone in the face with no problems.
Proclamation: I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000.
Bush also called for the implementation of a guest worker program for immigrants, which was criticized by conservatives.
Evangelicals Say They Led Charge For the GOP
As the presidential race was heating up in June and July, a pair of leaked documents showed that the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign was urging Christian supporters to turn over their church directories and was seeking to identify “friendly congregations” in battleground states. Those revelations produced a flurry of accusations that the Bush campaign was leading churches to violate laws against partisan activities by tax-exempt organizations, and even some of the White House’s closest religious allies said the campaign had gone too far. Evangelical Christians, such as these activists, were often urged by churches to vote their convictions. (Bill O’leary — The Washington Post) Exit Poll Data Inconclusive on Increase in Evangelical Voters Exit polls do not permit a direct comparison of how many evangelical and born-again Americans voted in 2000 and 2004 because the way pollsters identified these voters changed. Four years ago voters leaving polls were asked: “Do you consider yourself part of the conservative Christian political movement, also known as the religious right?” In 2004, the question was changed to: “Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?” Fourteen percent answered “yes” in 2000 and 23 percent did so in 2004, but polling specialists said the 2004 wording virtually assures more affirmative answers.
The percentage of voters who said they attend church more than once a week grew from 14 to 16 percent, a significant difference in an election decided by three percentage points. These voters backed President Bush over John F. Kerry 64 percent to 35 percent. Similarly, the percent of the electorate that believes abortion should be “illegal in all cases” grew from 13 to 16 percent. These voters backed Bush by 77 percent to 22 percent. In the two major battlegrounds, Ohio and Florida, exit polls showed Bush substantially improved his support among voters who attend church more than once a week. At the same time, the percentage of the electorate that goes to church this often actually fell.  But the untold story of the 2004 election, according to national religious leaders and grass-roots activists, is that evangelical Christian groups were often more aggressive and sometimes better organized on the ground than the Bush campaign.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32793-2004Nov7.html
Republican Party Platform boss Karl Rove devised a political strategy that emphasized shift in policy for constitutional amendments banning abortion and same-sex marriage, reforming Social Security to create private investment accounts, creation of an ownership society,  and opposing mandatory carbon emissions controls.

Bush entered office with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 10,587, and the average peaked in October 2007 at over 14,000. When Bush left office, the average was at 7,949, one of the lowest levels of his presidency.
Only four other US presidents have left office with the stock market lower than when they began. In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost. By the end of 2008, the U.S. had lost a total of 2.6 million jobs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush#2000_presidential_candidacy
President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 8, 2002 . In 2018 all the stolen refugee immigrant children are permanently left behind jailed inside Tent cities and have no future.
2018 Stack the Deck with Republican Supreme Court Justices
To nobody’s surprise the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, sided with big money interests and against the needs of working people. Make no mistake about it: this decision is a direct assault on working families all over America.
#SCOTUS rules against unions in Janus v AFSCME, making the entire public sector right-to-work. A severe blow to the labor movement. The fallout will be felt for years — for unions and the Democratic Party. This ruling affects millions of workers and some of the largest unions in the country (AFSCME, SEIU, AFT, NEA). It gives public-sector workers the choice to opt out of paying any dues, though their unions still must bargain on their behalf. Unions are a pillar of the Democratic Party — this will ultimately affect who wins office, from the White House to the statehouse.
LOSS OF CIVILITY?
If you don’t follow the rules of civilized society don’t expect to me to be polite. Calls for civility from Team Trump are hypocritical nonsense. Feel free to confront and refuse service to his appointees and staff, that is how to protest. Do not give Trump any advantage at elections.
Look at civil rights protests during the 1960’s.
Opponents tried the same sorts of things, casting [the other] as unruly, violent, disrespectful, uncivilized, and being dupes of communism. But they were unable to make it stick.
Civil Disobedience: Senator John Lewis Yes  Get Into A Good Kind of Trouble
John Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and he has continued to fight for people’s rights since joining Congress in 1987. There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry.
John Lewis says Make no mistake:  Today’s executive order fails to address or end this moral crisis. It merely replaces the unacceptable evil of family separation with the unacceptable evil of child detention.
“Our nation is mourning. Our nation is crying out to save our little children. Save our babies. History will not be kind to us as a nation and as a people if we continue to go down this road. We must stop the madness and stop it now.”
MLK and company were considered *very* rude.  He was all about non violent protest. Malcom X pushed harder, Muhammed Ali jailed for being a conscientious objector The surviving ones still are, frequently enough.
Maxine Waters is advocating non violent protest. Maxine Waters isn’t being rude, protesters are being spontaneous. “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.
“Trump is the one who is creating lies,” Waters said during a Monday afternoon news conference on Capitol Hill. “Trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”
Real resistance can always be called rude. Blocking ICE buses? Rude. Calling out nazis? Rude. Denying service to war criminals and their apologists is rude, but necessary.
Don’t avoid it because they’ll call you rude.

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS: There is no sound more powerful than the marching feet of a determined people.

I never thought I would live to see a day when the Supreme Court of the United States would again make a decision as inhumane as Dred Scott v. Sandford or Korematsu v. United States. #StandWithMuslims #NoMuslimBanEver
Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.

NOW THE REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE SUPREME COURT

Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement means that women’s health, equal marriage, and civil rights are all at risk. This is the fight of our lives.
MICHAEL AVENATTI OFFERS LEGAL SERVICES TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN TAKEN AT BORDER

AG Jeff Sessions uses apostle Paul Romans 13 like some Christian denominations in Nazi Germany to justify accommodation with the Third Reich.

AG Jeff Sessions on immigration policy: Illegal entry into the US is a crime; “I would cite you to the apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes.”
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics/jeff-sessions-immigration-policy-defense-biblical/index.html
This biblical passage was used by the Dutch Reformed Church in Apartheid South Africa. It was also used by some Christian denominations in Nazi Germany to justify accommodation with the Third Reich.

In reply to Sessions, Trump, Miller and the rest will hear something in return about their best intentions from  Samuel L Jackson

Jules and his Bible Verse

https://youtu.be/pRE23YfSvc8

EXPERT Matt Blaze on Securing Voting Machines

CCAP’s Doug Hill and @DauphinCounty Jerry Feaser are both immoral using “Plugged into the Wall” – “Chain of custody” and   “Certification” JARGON which is nothing more than a red herring.
From the “I’ve got a bridge to sell you” department:
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop
It is easy to fool Pennsylvanians. According to the Dept. of Ed most citizens of the state graduate with a High School diploma BUT only 20% have a college degree!!
Remember  CCAP’s Doug Hill and @DauphinCounty Jerry Feaser ?
Dauphin county should be sued for it’s absolute FAIL and neglect to ask experts and acknowledge known information.
EXPERT Matt Blaze on Securing Voting Machines https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/12/matt_blaze_on_s.html
Matt Blaze’s House testimony on the security of voting machines is an excellent read. (Details on the entire hearing is here.)

‘It’s Not the People Who Vote that Count;
It’s the People Who Count the Votes’ ~ Stalin

ELECTION VOTER EDUCATION FOR AMERICANS

VOTE FRAUD IN PENNSYLVANIA
https://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Technology/vote.html
AMERICA’S VOTING FRAUD | WORST MACHINES | HANGING CHAD VOTE FRAUD – THE LONG HISTORY OF TAMPERING WITH THE VOTE RIGGING THE ELECTION IN AMERICA YOU ONLY NEED TO HACK ONE SWING STATE TO PULL IT OFF
https://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Technology/vote-video-fraud.html
Needing New machines is NOT debatable.

Southwest is a billion dollar $kank business in charge of refugee children.

Nixon told Haldeman, 6/23/1972, in “smoking gun tape,” to try to use CIA to block FBI investigation of Watergate, opening him to charge of obstruction of justice.

Southwest Key Hired Child Case Manager Previously Arrested for Child Pornography

The man, a former Border Patrol agent, worked directly with children.
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/southwest-key-hired-child-case-manager-previously-arrested-child-pornography/

Refugee Children are treated worse than Chickens, and we eat them!

The Billion-Dollar Business of Operating Shelters for Migrant Children
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/migrant-shelters-border-crossing.html

The nonprofit Southwest Key Programs has won at least $955 million in federal contracts since 2015 to run shelters and provide other services to immigrant children in federal custody. Its shelter for migrant boys at a former Walmart Supercenter in South Texas has been the focus of nationwide scrutiny, but Southwest Key is but one player in the lucrative, secretive world of the migrant-shelter business. About a dozen contractors operate more than 30 facilities in Texas alone, with numerous others contracted for about 100 shelters in 16 other states.

If there is a migrant-shelter hub in America, then it is perhaps in the four-county Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, where about a dozen shelters occupy former stores, schools and medical centers. They are some of the region’s biggest employers, though what happens inside is often highly confidential: One group has employees sign nondisclosure agreements, more a fixture of the high-stakes corporate world than of nonprofit child-care centers.

Share the science: Young children separated from their parents can suffer irreparable harm to brain development, psychological health, learning, and development.
https://www.factsma.org/factsheets/family-separation/