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1/ As a debate rages over calling migrant detention centers “concentration camps,” it is worth revisiting reporting and writing about the conditions at these facilities. Follow this thread for more.
2/ Earlier this month, the @washingtonpost reported that the Trump administration was canceling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide. bit.ly/2J2eZG6
3/ An observer in El Paso stumbled upon what he called "a human dog pound." The Border Patrol acknowledged to @TexasMonthly that officers have been detaining adult migrants outdoors for extended periods of time as temperatures rise to nearly 100 degrees. bit.ly/2MJ2mVu
4/ @ABCNews reported in May about “dangerous overcrowding” and unsanitary conditions at a Texas facility with 900 migrants at a facility meant for 125 people. abcn.ws/2EN0u7N
5/ The @AP reported that advocates found a teen with a premature baby in a Border Patrol facility, a shock that they say highlights the poor treatment immigrants receive. bit.ly/2X7ys1m
6/ @TIME reported earlier this month that some people at an encampment in El Paso were being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. bit.ly/2RnKHSb
7/ The Trump administration has also faced growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships. bit.ly/2RnKHSb
8/ On June 9, @NBCNews reported that 24 immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration. nbcnews.to/2IurQAR
9/ At least seven children are known to have died in immigration custody since last year. nbcnews.to/2W18UhU
10/ And advocates and politicians have also sounded the alarm that there could be more deaths the public does not know about. bit.ly/2Fnf8D1
11/ We’ve been tracking the number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in Texas. This chart has the latest. bit.ly/2v0lbaL
12/ Meanwhile @britsham — a reporter @miaminewtimes — reported on the conditions of facilities holding children in Florida here.
13/ "They cried themselves to sleep, marked birthdays that passed without anyone singing to them, and tried to follow the advice their parents shared over the phone: Be patient and don't cause trouble." bit.ly/2ZDSVIS
14/14 It is important to keep in mind: There are a lot of different migrant detention centers. Conditions are bound to vary facility to facility.
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