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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

July 25, 2014 (1 min read)

"Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas.  This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse.  Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers.  The agency responds that any complaints are the result not of mistreatment, but of its stations being overwhelmed by the surge of minors." - John Burnett, NPR, July 24, 2014.