“They never saw the sun”: Lawyers describe overcrowded conditions for children in Border Patrol custody – CBS News

A “staggering number” of migrant children detained at a Border Patrol facility in south Texas face overcrowded conditions, with some held for as long as seven days, lawyers who interviewed them on Thursday told CBS News.

Neha Desai, a lawyer representing migrant youth in U.S. government custody, said she interviewed children who said they were hungry, as well as minors who only showered once in seven days.”Some of the boys said that conditions were so overcrowded that they had to take turns sleeping on the floor,” Desai added, citing interviews with nearly a dozen unaccompanied migrant children held at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holding facility in Donna, Texas.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border agents interacted with 100,441 migrants in February, up 28 percent from the 78,442 encountered in February, according to NBC News.

Source: “They never saw the sun”: Lawyers describe overcrowded conditions for children in Border Patrol custody – CBS News

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