Published: Wed, June 26, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Acting Customs and Border Protection chief resigns amid migrant detention outrage

Acting Customs and Border Protection chief resigns amid migrant detention outrage

The New York Times: "'There Is a Stench': "No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children" - "A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week.

The official said soap and water is continuously available.

Clara Long, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch, and other lawyers inspected the facilities because they are involved in the Flores settlement, a Clinton-era legal agreement that governs detention conditions for migrant children and families.

Following the arguments, the judges said the matter was "submitted for decision". "He said there were no toothbrushes, and it was very, very cold".

"Wouldn't everybody agree to that?" As of last week, border facilities built to hold perhaps 4,000 people had 15,000 people in them. In an interview last week with The Associated Press, Sanders talked about how the deaths "impacted him profoundly".

Officials conceded that children should not be held in CBP custody, saying that the agency's facilities were designed decades ago to largely accommodate single adults for a short period of time.

Lawyer Holly Cooper told The Associated Press she had never witnessed a situation as extreme.

"Their eyes. I'm haunted by their eyes", Gialluca said.

"Seeing our country at this crucible moment where we have forsaken children and failed to see them as human is hopefully a wake up for this country to move toward change". Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.

Almost 250 children are planned are being moved out of the facility, Health and Human Services spokesperson Evelyn Stauffer said in a statement Monday.

"One said they hadn't showered in three weeks".

The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. They had been held at the facility for weeks.

"They were given a lice shampoo, and the other children were given two combs and told to share those two combs, two lice combs, and brush their hair with the same combs", he said. "They weren't allowed to sleep on the beds, and they had to sleep on the punishment for losing the comb".

The announcement comes days after CNN reported on a team of lawyers, doctors and advocates warning of what they called major health and hygiene problems at multiple US Customs and Border Protection facilities in Texas, including the one in Clint. At the McAllen center, Gialluca said, everyone she spoke with said they sought out Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande so they could request asylum.

A six-year-old girl from India died earlier this month from heat stroke in western Arizona after smugglers left a group of migrants in a remote desert location.

Some 250 migrant children were moved from the overcrowded station following a scathing report on its conditions. "It's a health crisis. a manufactured health crisis", she said".

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