Border Volunteers Allege Mistreatment Of Detainees

Three volunteers recount stories of migrants not being able to shower for several days, sparse food, dehydration, and even babies with fevers who have not been treated.

By Allison LeeJuly 18, 2018 9:30 am|

From Houston Public Media:

We’re hearing more about how migrants are being treated at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Some volunteers from Texas and elsewhere are sounding an alarm, alleging migrants are not receiving proper health and medical care.

Three volunteers at the Humanitarian Respite Center, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, have independently confirmed to Houston Public Media similar accounts of insufficient nutrition and basic medical attention. A Houston lawyer, a pre-med student at The University of Texas at Dallas, and a Kean University professor recounted stories of not being able to shower for several days, sparse food, dehydration, and even babies with fevers who have not been treated.

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