Tag: Clint (Tex)

Lawmakers Criticize Migrant Holding Sites in Texas as ‘Toxic’ and ‘Broken’

CLINT, Tex. — Women held in rooms without running water, sleeping bags set up on concrete and children left apart from their families: That was what Democratic lawmakers said they heard about on Monday as they toured two Texas border facilities. Their emotional, and graphic, descriptions came on a day when ProPublica reported the existence […]

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Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Federal courts have ruled that migrant children inside the United States must be housed in “safe and sanitary” accommodation. So what explains the conditions at a border patrol station in Clint, Tex.? [For an exclusive look […]

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Should We Call Detention Centers Concentration Camps?

Is it right to call the migrant detainment centers on our southern border “concentration camps,” as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did recently? Her comments were meant to evoke the Holocaust, and to call forth our indignation at our government’s mistreatment of refugees. But historical parallels should be drawn carefully; what’s happening in Clint, Tex., is not […]

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Everyone Involved in Harming Migrant Kids Should Be Living in Shame

The debate over whether “concentration camps” is the right term for migrant detention centers on the southern border has drawn long-overdue attention to the American government’s dehumanizing treatment of defenseless children. A pediatrician who visited in June said the centers could be compared to “torture facilities.” Having studied mass atrocities for over a decade, I […]

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‘Don’t Talk to Her’: A Glimpse Inside a Troubled Border Station Housing Migrant Children

CLINT, Tex. — Children as young as 3 pressed their faces against the windows of one crowded cell holding nearly 20 migrant girls, some sprawled on the floor. Boys gazed through the fencing of a containment zone exposed to the 101-degree heat. Customs and Border Protection authorities on Wednesday allowed a group of journalists on […]

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Wrenching Images of the Migrant Tragedy

To the Editor: Re “Horror and Heartbreak,” the June 26 front-page photograph of a migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande: The image pains me. It turns me inside out. A new threshold of inhumanity that we now tolerate. At our own doorstep, a man and his child […]

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Acting Border Chief Will Step Down as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility

The Customs and Border Protection agency’s acting commissioner, John Sanders, will step down in early July as the government’s primary border enforcement executive, a federal official said Tuesday, a development that comes as the agency faces continuing public fury over the treatment of detained migrant children. The news of the resignation came shortly after agency […]

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More Than 100 Migrant Children Returned to Troubled Border Facility in Texas

More than 100 children have been returned to a troubled Border Patrol station in Texas, federal officials said Tuesday, a location where a group of lawyers who visited recently said hundreds of minor detainees had been housed for weeks without access to showers, clean clothing, or sufficient food. In a call with reporters on Tuesday, […]

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Hundreds of Migrant Children Are Moved Out of an Overcrowded Border Station

Following a public outcry, hundreds of migrant children have been transferred out of a filthy Border Patrol station in Texas where they were detained for weeks without access to soap, clean clothes or adequate food, the authorities confirmed on Monday. Some of the children were transferred into a shelter system maintained by the Department of […]

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