Eerie NYC street art highlights child detentions

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Published on June 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:12s

Eerie NYC street art highlights child detentions

Dozens of installations depicting caged children appeared throughout New York City, Wednesday, as part of the #NoKidsInCages campaign to highlight child separations at the U.S. border.

Jillian Kitchener reports.


Eerie NYC street art highlights child detentions

Dozens of these disturbing ‘art installations’ popped up across New York City, Wednesday — stopping some pedestrians in their tracks.

The eerie cages holding mannequins are part of the #NoKidsInCages campaign ...which organizers say is focused on drawing attention to the immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border.

This comes after the Trump administration implemented a zero tolerance policy last year to criminally prosecute and jail all illegal border crossers.

At that time, images of children in cages at U.S. detention facilities sparked outrage across the country… and the policy was reversed.

BUT, many children still remain separated.

According to an April court filing, the U.S. government said it could take up to two years to identify potentially thousands of children separated from their parents at the border.

The activist street art also sheds light on the poor living conditions for migrants at the border, where at least six minors have died while in U.S. custody or shortly after being released within the past year.

These installations are disappearing almost as quickly as they popped up -- with New York Police dismantling them.

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