“Somebody Is Going to Die”: Lawyer Describes Chaos, Illness & Danger at Migrant Child Jail in Texas

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Outrage is mounting over a shocking Associated Press report published late last week revealing that at least 250 migrant infants, children and teenagers have been locked up for nearly a month without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near the city of El Paso. Lawyers who visited the facility described a scene of chaos and sickness, with children unable to shower or change into clean clothes for weeks on end. The AP report came the same week that the Trump administration argued in federal court that the government is not required to provide toothbrushes, soap or beds to children detained at the border, and as other reports found similarly squalid conditions at a number of immigration jails. We speak with Warren Binford, a lawyer who interviewed children detained at the Clint, Texas, facility.#DemocracyNowDemocracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.orgPlease consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donateFOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynowInstagram: http://instagram.com/democracynowSoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/demo... Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe


  • Takoyaki
    Takoyaki  1 months ago +198

    Where are the Pro-Life groupies? I thought all life was precious.

  • Michael Cook
    Michael Cook  1 months ago +211

    If this is what we know about, think what's happening without our knowledge?

  • I. M.
    I. M.  1 months ago +46

    Enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This has gone way past enough!!!!!!!!!

  • Eric Beckstead
    Eric Beckstead  1 months ago +149

    "Detention Centers" is the safe and sanitary new term for Concentration Camps

  • Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming!

    This is a Crime against Humanity. Impeachment NOW.

  • Icy Football
    Icy Football  1 months ago +52

    This is Nazi America.
    Putting kids in concentration camps and treating them less than human.
    Makes me sick!

  • Jeff Aicher
    Jeff Aicher  1 months ago +44

    If we as parents treated our kids like this we would be in prison ! Yet the U.S dose this to kids! Treats kids like animals shame on you!

  • Nancy Mesek
    Nancy Mesek  1 months ago +24

    Taxpayers pay $775. per day to take care of the detained children in these conditions?
    Can someone please demand an audit? Please?

  • Wayne Beeberger
    Wayne Beeberger  1 months ago +89

    what a sad day for humanity jailed children

  • benjamin seng
    benjamin seng  1 months ago +62

    CoreCivic the largest for profit prison company according to the new york times owns most of the migrant detention centers. They are billing us at a rate of $750/day/person or child or baby. This is disscusting. This whole situation is disscusting , are we really going to let this racist and illegal policy continue? And what kind of a low life can cash those government checks?

  • anita ericksonhak
    anita ericksonhak  1 months ago +35

    You can't believe anything those guard s are saying or doing...those poor babies are gonna be scarred for life. Breaks my ♥!

  • Frank Glasser
    Frank Glasser  1 months ago +30

    Welcome to trumps facsist states of america, concentration camps today a final solution tomorrow

  • E Walker
    E Walker  1 months ago +21

    We Webster Dictionary offically have concentration death camps at our borders. Shame on the evil in Washington. D.C. that created this horror. If we as parents treated our own children like this child protective services would be at our door.

  • Mario Quade
    Mario Quade  1 months ago +47

    As if all of this weren't bad enough, so-called journalists like Chuck Todd get outraged when AOC calls these camps what they are. Instead of spreading the justified outrage the press is trying to actively suppress it.

  • Adam Fun
    Adam Fun  1 months ago +27


  • Abdulaziz Abdulrrazaq
    Abdulaziz Abdulrrazaq  1 months ago +18


  • Vladimir Hammerstein
    Vladimir Hammerstein  1 months ago +33

    The Nazis didn’t loose the war, they moved to America. Part of Agenda 21. Depopulation has started.

  • COSME Diaz
    COSME Diaz  1 months ago +27

    Theses are crimes against humanity.....
    The American way
    Impeach and arrest them all.
    They’ve destroyed the country and their coming for your kids soon enough.

  • SpecialSP
    SpecialSP  1 months ago +53

    Thank you Amy. As always you bring the truth, even that which we don't like to hear.
    It is such a shameful time to be an American.

  • Leftist at the Party
    Leftist at the Party  1 months ago +42

    We need more footage inside these facilities to show the horror so people will understand the concentration camp conditions.