CBP Denying Medical Care To Sick Children, Advocates Say

Law360 (September 4, 2019, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Three immigration groups are calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide better medical care to children in its custody and accusing the agency of violating its own standards to provide clean facilities and garments.

In an administrative complaint to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. said that data they had collected of mothers’ experiences in CBP custody showed children are being denied adequate medical care.

The survey of about 200 mothers, who had spent about four...

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