Migrants’ Advocates Ask Judge To Send Doctors, Inspectors Into Texas Border Stations


Migrants’ advocates asked a federal judge on Wednesday to order the government to immediately allow access for doctors and inspections at border detention facilities in Texas where they say children are being held in “appalling” and dangerous conditions.

In a motion filed in U.S. District Court for central California, attorneys for a number of human rights, immigration and children’s advocacy group said scores of children had been held for weeks without clean water, showers, toilets, toothbrushes, basic nutrition or adequate sleep at facilities administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, in the El Paso and Rio Grande Valley border patrol sectors.

Officials of the Department of Homeland Security told NBC News this week that nearly 300 migrant children had been removed from a border station in Clint, Texas, in the wake of media reports about conditions at the facility.

Read more at NBC NEWS.



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