Sleep-deprived child migrants face dire conditions akin to ‘torture facilities’


Child migrants face dire conditions in border detention, including no showers for eight days, no diapers and extreme cold and flu, according to a new court filing.

Immigrant advocates are asking a federal judge to immediately require inspections and let doctors into facilities where they say sleep-deprived children are languishing in filthy conditions.

Doctors and lawyers who visited the facilities in recent weeks outlined several damning examples in the court filing late Wednesday that puts more pressure on the Trump administration to improve conditions for immigrant children.

One of the medics, Dr. Dolly Lucio Sevier, who joined the lawyers compared the conditions there to ‘torture facilities’.

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