ICE Agents Left 5-Year-Old Children in a Parked Van for 39 Hours | GQ

ICE Agents Left 5-Year-Old Children in a Parked Van for 39 Hours | GQ

In July of 2018, 37 detained migrant children boarded vans in Texas so they could be reunited with their parents at the Port Isobel Detention Center. But when they reached the Immigration and Customs Enforcement–run detention facility, they had to wait. And wait. It took 39 hours and two nights spent sleeping in vans for the last child to be processed and reunited with their family, with most of the 5- to 12-year-olds waiting at least 23 hours in the center’s parking lot.

All of this is according to a story from NBC News, which obtained e-mails from BCFS Heath and Human Services, a nonprofit and government contractor that was responsible for transporting the children. Per NBC News:

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