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What's being done to address inhumane conditions in detention centers?

Cedar Attanasio
Associated Press
The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said the agency is quickly removing children from the patrol station following reports that children locked inside were in a perilous situation.



On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss reports of deplorable conditions inside immigration detention facilities in the US. 

Inspectors and advocates are warning of dangerous overcrowding – inspectors at one facility reported as many as 900 people being held in a facility designed for 125. At another facility, detainees were unable to access showers and toilets. Children are caring for infants detained with them. What's being done to address inhumane conditions inside border facilities?


Michael Garcia Bochenek, senior counsel to the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch


Toby Gialluca, a Florida-based attorney who has interviewed detained migrants

Web Resources:

Lights for Liberty

The Associated Press: Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

The Guardian: 'Death by a thousand cuts': Trump raid delay prolongs migrants' agony

The New York Times: ‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children

Huffpost: 4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.