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Graco Faces Backlash For Providing Car Seats To ICE's Detained Children

A photo from a private prison contractor that does business with ICE has resurfaced with more questions than answers. 

A photo showcasing how ICE detained children are transported has sparked backlash, with critics calling it a "prison bus for babies."

Karnes County Residential Center is one of the nations largest family detention centers under ICE. The Texas area center landed on radar of many over the weekend after news of U.S. government's loss of nearly 1,500 immigrant children.

The photo below was featured on GEO Group's website, a private prison contractor to Karnes in 2016, where they spoke highly of the revamped vehicle and how it features "standard commercial grade cushioned seating" (Graco's car seats) and films for children to watch during transport missions.

It's also noted that Graco is a subsidiary of Newell Brands led by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The activist investor briefly worked as an advisor on regulatory reform issues to President Donald Trump.

In an effort to highlight the positives of the bus, the blog post claims the company and ICE provides the vehicle with one nurse, two teachers and one case manager for off-site trips.

Graco has yet to comment about their baby seats being used in the buses. The Obama administration folded connections with private prisons in August 2016, but the decision was reversed once Trump took office.

Meanwhile, activists have tried to share the severity behind the narrative of the currently missing children from ICE. Some children may have ended up in the hands of human traffickers disguised as sponsors. Others have either willing left ICE detainment for their own safety or actually separated from their parents at the border.

Lawyer and Fair Justice Project's Josie shared the differences on social media, claiming the misinterpretations “could SERIOUSLY threaten the children.”

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Originally appearing on Tik Tok, the challenge found its way to Instagram with plenty of elders getting down on the floor...or being completely over it.

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Tekashi69 has an unlikely foe in Fashion Nova. The fast-fashion brand has taken legal action against the jailed rapper after he failed to promote their clothing.

According to TMZ, the brand claims in October 2018 they planned to roll out a series of branded social posts and with the rapper. With over 13 million followers on Instagram, Fashion Nova wanted to capitalize on his rapid popularity with hopes he would mention them in a song or two but was unaware of his legal troubles. During this time, 69, born Daniel Hernandez, was paid a $250,000 advance.

The awkward part comes next. Two weeks later, the rapper was arrested for his sex video case (more on that here), an aspect of his life the brand says they were unaware of. With his criminal troubles more popular than his music, Fashion Nova felt his trial revealed he wasn't the best person to rep the brand.

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Timed for maximum accessibility to unite fans in Europe, The United States, and throughout Latin America, “ALEJANDRO SANZ & JUANES: El Gira Se Queda En Casa Para Todos” (The Tour Stays Home For All) aired on YouTube Live Sunday (March 15).

Renowned producer Julio Reyes Copello, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, bassist Guillermo Vadalá and very minimal studio staff were used to regulate social distancing.

The experiment kicks off a unique method of providing fans with entertainment. The artists have encouraged others to do the same in order to heal the world (at least a bit) with the sound of music.

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