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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 04:18 PM

Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

An appalling look at conditions in a concentration camp for children:


But inside the secretive site that is now on the front lines of the southwest border crisis, the men and women who work there were grappling with the stuff of nightmares.

Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells, agents said. The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing — people in town would scrunch their noses when they left work. The children cried constantly. One girl seemed likely enough to try to kill herself that the agents made her sleep on a cot in front of them, so they could watch her as they were processing new arrivals.

“It gets to a point where you start to become a robot,” said a veteran Border Patrol agent who has worked at the Clint station since it was built. He described following orders to take beds away from children to make more space in holding cells, part of a daily routine that he said had become “heartbreaking.”

The little-known Border Patrol facility at Clint has suddenly become the public face of the chaos on America’s southern border, after immigration lawyers began reporting on the children they saw — some of them as young as 5 months old — and the filthy, overcrowded conditions in which they were being held.


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/07/06/us/migrants-border-patrol-clint.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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Dennis Donovan Jul 6 #1

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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 04:19 PM

1. Beat you by a minute...

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