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1/ We spoke to a lawyer about the conditions inside an immigrant detention center in South Texas. Here’s what she told us.

"Basic hygiene just doesn't exist there."

2/ Immigrants are living in overcrowded spaces and sometimes are forced to sleep outside a building where the water "tastes like bleach."

"It was so bad that the mothers would save any bottled water they could get and use that to mix the baby formula." bit.ly/2x8qfLG
3/ Unable to clean themselves, young mothers reported wiping their children’s runny noses or vomit with their own clothing, Gialluca said.

There aren’t sufficient cups or baby bottles, so many are reused or shared.

4/ Attorneys who visited an El Paso-area station said they found at least 15 children sick with the flu and described a sick and diaper-less 2-year-old boy, whose “shirt was smeared in mucus,” being taken care of by three girls all under 15. bit.ly/2x8qfLG
5/ The attorney that spoke with us said a 16-year-old mother that she met at the McAllen facility had an 8-month-old daughter who wore only a diaper and a pastel tank top covered in “filth.” bit.ly/2x8qfLG
6/6 The attorney said the pair were both ill, congested and coughing, and described the baby as “lethargic.”

All of the babies were lethargic, she said.

"Sick babies are [supposed to be] crying … and these kids were just … silent." bit.ly/2x8qfLG
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