Doctor compares conditions at facilities for detained migrant children to ‘torture’ | TheHill

Doctor compares conditions at facilities for detained migrant children to ‘torture’ | TheHill

A physician who was called to visit a U.S. border facility in McAllen, Texas, last week after five infants held there were placed into neonatal intensive care due to a flu outbreak has reportedly compared conditions at the facilities to “torture.”

ABC News reported Tuesday citing details from a medical declaration by Dolly Lucio Sevier that minors at the McAllen facility were forced to endure “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.”

“The conditions within which they are held could be compared to torture facilities,” Lucio Sevier, who assessed nearly 40 minors at the facility – Customs and Border Protection’s largest detention site in the nation – wrote in the declaration, according to ABC.

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