The Associated Press reported back in Many that the migrant kids that are being kept at an Emergency Intake Shelter set up at Fort Bliss in El Paso were being exposed to poor conditions. A child psychiatrist who was on site also said that the children were being placed at increased risk for COVID-19 infections.
“The children are coming out sick, with COVID, infested with lice, and it will not surprise me to see children dying as a consequence, as we saw during the Trump years,” said Cohen at the time. “The Biden administration is feverishly putting up these pop-up detention facilities, many of which have no experience working with children.” This would seem to signal a lack of preparedness from the Biden camp.
During this time, HHS had plans to expand the facility at Fort Bliss from holding 4,500 kids up to 10,000 kids. Within two weeks, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra decided that it was time to reverse course. Instead of undergoing an expansion, the site’s total number of children would drop to less than 1,000.
Beccera tried to cover for the deplorable conditions by calling them adequate but in reality? Two whistleblowers arrived on the scene and referred to them as dire. ServePro, which is a franchise business that specializes in issues related to disaster cleanup, was commissioned for the task. It will surprise almost no one to learn that they had no experience managing facilities for children.
The initial whistle-blowing complaints were initially made three weeks ago. Now, NBC News says that additional whistleblowers have decided to come forward. This report is alarming, as claims are being made about COVID-19 spreading among the children at the facility. The staffers did not tell the truth about the matter, downplaying the issue any time that they were asked. NBC News has more:
“Covid was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees. Hundreds of children contracted Covid in the overcrowded conditions. Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced,” the whistleblowers, Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold, said in a federal whistleblower complaint filed Wednesday
But at the end of their service, they said, federal detailees were regularly given written instructions from HHS public affairs that told them, “when asked, to make everything sound positive about the Fort Bliss experience and to play down anything negative.”
Of course, this is not the only problem that the staffers were asked to cover up. There were riots and lice outbreaks at the facility and they were not discussed at all by the mainstream media. This is the same mainstream media that would have been down there with all of their cameras trying to find out as much as possible. When Biden is at the helm, this mentality falls by the wayside. The NBC News reports are appalling:
“Pearlstein and Reinhold also said the contractors gave children false hopes of reuniting with family members only to pull them back at the last minute, even taking children out of lines for buses and off airplanes before takeoff.
They also alleged there was widespread lice in girls’ tents that was left untreated. And in May, they said, there were riots in some of the boys’ tents.
“Ms. Reinhold witnessed security contractors surrounding a tent during one incident. Detailees were never briefed about the riots or trained on how to act in the event a riot broke out,” the complaint said.”
All of the claims that were made about the issues at Fort Bliss ended up being 100 percent true. That’s why the plans for expanding the facility were scuttled. Now that these reports have been made public, it is time for the mainstream media to wake up from their never-ending slumber and actually talk about them. They sure seem to be quiet all of a sudden but that’s to be expected. Biden cannot be criticized for any reason!