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

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

CBP ordered to let doctors into detention centers

A federal judge has ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  to allow medical professionals into detention facilities holding migrant  children, CNN reported Sunday.

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 in Texas, CNN reported. The centers  are the subject of a lawsuit regarding the 1997 Flores Settlement  Agreement and reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions at detention  centers.

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