More than 100 migrant children were moved back Tuesday to the Clint, Texas facility that just days ago was vacated after reports that the children held there weren’t being provided with food, bathing facilities and were frequently crying.
A Customs and Border Protection official said in a call with the press on Tuesday that about 100 children were able to return to the facility because the issues caused by overcrowding had been resolved. That official also countered the claims by lawyers about the poor conditions there, saying the children housed there were able to take occasional showers and have access to snacks during the day.
This latest move comes as John Sanders, the acting commissioner of the agency, announced Tuesday he’ll step down as the country’s top border enforcement executive. (The New York Times)
- This continues to be a mess of epic proportions and will likely be viewed as a stain on our country’s history.
- Following complaints by lawyers, all but 30 of the 300 children at the Clint facility were moved.
- About 250 went into a shelter run by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
- If these children don’t want to be held by the U.S., they and their parents shouldn’t have entered the U.S. illegally.