WHAT WE KNOW
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, is a lawyer representing migrant youth in U.S. government custody
- She said that Children she interviewed said they were hungry
- The Donna facility is in Texas, opened last month under Biden
- The Children haven’t bathed for up to seven days
- Cells were so overcrowded that children had to take turn sleeping on the floor
- As of March 2, the Donna complex In Texas was holding more than 1,800 people — 729% of its pandemic-era capacity, which is designed for 250 migrants, according to internal CBP documents.
- Lawyers for the children stated that some children were allowed to shower as others were not allowed.
- The lawyer for the children stated that most if not all the children said the same thing: ‘the only time I get up is to throw away trash or go to the bathroom,'”
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