Why are these children being moved around secretively in the middle of the night in NYC?

via huffintonpost:

Children who were separated from their families crossing the U.S. border were brought to a New York City foster care organization in the dead of night, according to video taken by the cable channel Spectrum News NY1.

“It was jarring to see in the middle of the night,” reporter Josh Robin said Wednesday morning. His story aired video of young girls who were speaking Spanish being led into a facility in East Harlem run by Cayuga Centers around 12:45 a.m. The children, their faces covered with coats, were led out of the building and into cars about an hour later.

“There was basically no one else on the street and the woman that they were with emphatically denied that they had been separated from their parents,” Robin reported.

But Robin said he and a camera operator received a tip late Tuesday that a group of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border would be brought to the foster center.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) confirmed that the girls in the video were among those whom the U.S. government has torn from their families.

“Last night a group of children was being shuttled in the dead of night into an intake facility in East Harlem,” De Blasio said. Other than that, he said he didn’t know much more about what was being done with them.

 

With the hot topic of immigration in the news cycle right now, we received this inside look at the lives of some (alleged) immigrant children, a story which I believe would have otherwise been buried.

According to The Cayuga Center’s website: “In 2014 Cayuga Centers embarked on a journey to meet an emerging need in the United States that addresses the care, safety and support of unaccompanied immigrant children. Our mission is to serve children, families and individuals, within a safe and therapeutic environment, so that they may grow as independent, healthy human beings.  Within this mission, we believe all children deserve to feel safe.”

From the article: ““Last night a group of children was being shuttled in the dead of night into an intake facility in East Harlem,” De Blasio (NYC Mayor) said. Other than that, he said he didn’t know much more about what was being done with them.”

Found it odd that children (particularly young girls) are being moved around secretively in the middle of the night, and have been for years (thousands of them apparently), and yet the mayor of NYC is unsure about what exactly is being done with them.

E: update on the story from local station Spectrum News NY1

interesting takeaway: “The mayor and the governor appear to be learning key elements of what is happening in New York in real time.”

 

h/t delarozay

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