Judge Orders Medical Professionals Into Child Migrant Detention Centers

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After reports of sanitation and safety concerns, a federal judge has ordered US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow health professionals and doctors into detention centers that are holding migrant children.

US District Judge Dolly M. Gee asked that an independent monitor step in to make sure the conditions inside the facilities are addressed immediately. The judge reportedly gave the monitor until July 12 to “file a joint status report regarding their mediation efforts and what has been done to address post haste the conditions described,” according to a court filing obtained by CNN.

“Children are held for weeks in deplorable conditions, without access to soap, clean water, showers, clean clothing, toilets, toothbrushes, adequate nutrition or adequate sleep. The children, including infants and expectant mothers, are dirty, cold, hungry, and sleep-deprived,” the court filing obtained by the news station reportedly read.

The judge’s order will have medical…

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