100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents, Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges

June 14, 2014 Comments Off on 100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents, Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges

US response to border children crisis now includes abuse probe (+video)

Advocates for immigrants this week filed at least 100 complaints alleging mistreatment of migrant children by border agents. DHS chief says an investigation will ensue, as border patrol commissioner defends agents.
By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer June 13, 2014

Hundreds of undocumented children who crossed the border into the United States on their own are being sent to Southern California.

The recent crush of migrant children trying to cross the US border has now led the Department of Homeland Security to open a probe into long-running complaints of poor treatment of innocents at the hands of US border patrol agents.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s announcement that his department will investigate claims of abuse comes amid an unprecedented surge of “unaccompanied alien children” streaming across the Rio Grande Valley sector and into south Texas.

Children fleeing violence and drawn by vague promises of asylum in the US, now being apprehended at the rate of more than 250 a week, has overwhelmed both the border patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages guardian-less child refugees….

Allegations include children becoming ill from eating moldy food and having to drink water from toilet tanks, and being called liars for begging for medications….
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2014/0613/US-response-to-border-children-crisis-now-includes-abuse-probe-video

Prestigious Indonesian School Fights to Regain Trust After Child-Abuse Charges
Jakarta International School Administrators Move After Arrests of Outside Contractors
By Richard C. Paddock  June 13, 2014

JAKARTA—One of Asia’s leading international schools has become embroiled in a child-abuse scandal that has resulted in the arrest of six janitors provided by an outside contractor, one apparent suicide and a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the school.

Police investigations have spread to some teachers and staff at the Jakarta International School, who deny any wrongdoing. School administrators, who say they were caught off guard when an allegation first surfaced two months ago, are now trying to restore the school’s reputation….
http://online.wsj.com/articles/prestigious-indonesian-school-fights-to-regain-trust-after-child-abuse-charges-1402685384

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