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Report: 100 Migrant Children Returned to Facility Criticized for Poor Care

the entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas
The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas (Cedar Attanasio/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:32 PM

More than 100 migrant children were reportedly returned Tuesday to a Clint, Texas, Border Patrol station from they had been moved amid an outcry over appalling conditions at the facility.

The New York Times reported the station had been a temporary home to about 300 children after the government ran out of space to place the flood of migrants from Central America.

According to the Times, lawyers who visited the facility said they found it stretched beyond its capacity, with the children having no access to showers, clean clothing or sufficient food.

The Times reported in a press call Tuesday,  a Customs and Border Protection official said the agency was able to send about 100 children back to the station because overcrowding had been alleviated. The official also disputed the lawyers' accounts of conditions at the facility.

"I personally don't believe these allegations," the Customs and Border Protection official, who spoke on the condition that he not be identified, told reporters, the Times reported.

All but 30 of the roughly 300 children who were being housed in Clint were transferred to other locations; 249 were placed in a shelter network for children run by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement; others were moved to a tent facility in El Paso run by Customs and Border Protection, the Times reported.

At the same time, voluntary donations for the children were offered to the Clint facility, but initially rejected, the Times reported.

"We are looking at the possibility of using some of those donations going forward but those items, it's important to note, are available now," the official said, the Times reported.

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After an outcry over appalling conditions a Clint, Texas, Border Patrol station, more than 100 migrant children were reportedly returned Tuesday, The New York Times reported.
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