Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to Trump, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mother's arms" and that she did not "want anybody to use these kids as leverage", but called for Congress to close "loopholes" in immigration laws.

Video provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday offered a glimpse at life inside Casa Padre, a former Walmart located along the Mexican border that has been home to almost 1,500 immigrant children for more than a year.

Founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Juan Sanchez, said only national media was invited, and declined an interview. It features a quote that appears to be from his book The Art of the Deal: "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war". "We were strangers once, too". The innocent children are incarcerated 22 hours a day, let outside for two.

Boys share bedrooms with no doors and walls that reach only halfway to the 20-foot-high ceilings, The Post reported.

The Trump administration has selected Tornillo Land Point of Entry, a crossing point along the Texas-Mexico border near El Paso, as the site of its first temporary shelter for immigrant children separated from their parents under the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

The walls are also covered with murals, many of which focus on USA history. Photos show the hallways of the facility that featured murals of U.S. presidents, including Trump.

"What the administration has made a decision to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you", Collins said.

Jaime Garcia, the shelter's program director, told reporters on the tour: "All the kids have been able to talk to their parents".

Also their beds and the towels they shower with. They are allowed to make two phone calls a week, but oftentimes it takes weeks for the children to reach their parents. Once cleared, the boys stay at Casa Padre for an average of 49 days.

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