Federal judge orders CBP to let doctors into migrant children detention centers

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered that health professionals be allowed in the facilities to ensure the conditions are “safe and sanitary” for children being detained there and to assess the children’s medical needs.

The order pertains to all of CBP’s facilities in the El Paso and Rio Grande Valley sectors, CNN reported. The centers are the subject of a lawsuit regarding the 1997 Flores Agreement and reports of unsafe and reported unsanitary conditions at detention centers.