Hell: “Scabies, shingles, chickenpox spread among 100s of children in cramped cells. Stench of dirty clothing. Children cried constantly. One girl seemed likely enough to try to kill herself agents made her sleep on a cot in front of them to watch her.”
Border Patrol agents ordered to take beds away from migrant children. A crying room where jailed kids call their relatives Scabies outbreaks. Hungry, terrified children. A CBP inspector Ok's it all Our / report on Clint station
Read every single, painful word in this story. Every American needs face the situation that we are condemning babies & children to live in. No matter your views on immigration, it’s wrong to treat people like this. Please RT & share with friends.
This is the 3rd paragraph of the NYT's new article on the nightmare Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas. It only escalates from here.
A national sin and disgrace. This administration can no longer claim to be "pro life." This is not how you care for life or respect human dignity.
How did hundreds of migrant kids end up crowded and miserable at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas? We set out on a joint project with to find out. What we found was disturbing.
We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting on the U.S. Border Patrol's detention centers. Here's how we reported today's front-page article on the squalid conditions at the migrant detention center in Clint, Texas. Read the story here:
.'s "leadership knew for months that some children had no beds to sleep on, no way to clean themselves and sometimes went hungry"
Hi there. Children in concentration camps are trying to kill themselves. #NeverAgainIsNow #NeverAgainMeans
No, it’s not “Fake News,” it’s six hard-working reporters combining their efforts to present a chilling and, unfortunately, truthful account of who we’ve chosen to be as a nation
"HEARTBREAKING": agents describe life inside the detention facility in CLINT, TEXAS that houses migrant children, including outbreaks of scabies, shingles & chickenpox; & children’s clothing was so filthy, the smell spread to the agents’ own clothing.
“We were ringing the alarms, and nobody was listening.” Agents at the Clint, Texas, border station describe squalid conditions for migrant children.
We remain confident in the accuracy of our reporting on the U.S. Border Patrol's detention centers. Here's how we reported on the squalid conditions at the migrant detention center in Clint, Texas. Read the story here.
Read the collaboration between The Times of New York and The Times of El Paso...
"It gets to a point where you start to become a robot," said a Border Patrol agent who has worked at the Clint station since it was built. He described orders to take beds away from children to make more space in holding cells, a "heartbreaking" routine.
Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox spreading among hundreds of children held in cells One girl seemed likely enough to try to kill herself that agents made her sleep on a cot in front of them, so they could watch her as they processed arrivals
The New York Times partnered with the El Paso Times to report out a deep-dive on the Border Patrol facility in Clint ----> “My God, these are babies, I realized. They are keeping babies here."
“The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing ...The children cried constantly. One girl seemed likely enough to try to kill herself that the agents made her sleep on a cot in front of them.”
These accounts of what happened at Clint and nearby border facilities are based on dozens of interviews by The New York Times and The El Paso Times. It's also based on sworn statements from those who spent time at border facilities and inspection reports.
The teamed up with the ⁦⁩ for this deep (and troubling) look at the migrant detention facility in Clint, Tx. Thanks to ⁦⁩ and his team.
“Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells, agents said. The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing...”
3 agents who work at Clint said they had seen unaccompanied children as young as 3 enter the facility. The processing center included a cell that at one point held 46 children, more than double its capacity.
A review of the operations of the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, shows that the agency’s leadership knew for months that some children had no beds to sleep on, no way to clean themselves and sometimes went hungry
"Border Patrol agent who has worked at the Clint station...described following orders to take beds away from children to make more space in holding cells..." When are they gonna learn that "I was just following orders" is not a valid excuse?
Imagine being more outraged at calling these Concentration Camps than about this horrific torture & abuse of children😳 ”Scabies, shingles, chickenpox among hundreds of children in cramped cells. Bodily stench, constant crying, & one girl was suicidal.”😓
A review of the Clint, Texas migrant detention center shows that the Border Patrol agency “knew for months that some children had no beds to sleep on, no way to clean themselves and sometimes went hungry. Its own agents had raised the alarm.”
Here’s the story that has the president riled. We stand by every word.
I'm pretty sure that President Trump's freak-out about Fox's weekend anchors was spurred by the network running Sunday segments in the noon and 1 pm hours that mentioned The New York Times' story on the Clint, TX migrant detention center.
This is a devastating master class in reporting from a terrific collaboration between and .
The U.S. government is absolutely unable to provide adequate oversight of its Customs and Border Patrol agency. I don’t know what the answer is but the U.S. government is not it.
The NYT - in collab w - takes you inside the #Clint BP station & the horrendous conditions unaccompanied migrant kids faced there: Read & see what 4 days of reporting by 11 journos, 6 graphics magicians & some brilliant editors looks like!
For those who wish to read the piece in question, which is the result of dozens of interviews
Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. An out-of-the-way border station in the desert outside of El Paso has become the epicenter of outrage over the #TrumpConcentrationCamps
“Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells, agents said. The stench of the children’s dirty clothing was so strong it spread to the agents’ own clothing”
From our deep-dive on the Clint facility earlier this month.
Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. - The New York Times #AChildIsAChild #migration
I am deeply ashamed that my country is running concentration camps.
Warren Binford, director of the clinical law program at Willamette University, said that in all her years of visiting detention and shelter facilities, she had never encountered conditions so bad: “My God, these are babies...They are keeping babies here"
Our national shame: the detention center for unaccompanied migrant children and toddlers in Clint, Texas.
“One of the cells functioned as a quarantine unit or “flu cell” for children with contagious diseases. .... Many broke into tears upon hearing the voices of loved ones, episodes so common that some agents merely shrugged in response.”
Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.
Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.
She looked at the roster, and was shocked to see more than 100 very young children listed. “My God, these are babies, I realized. They are keeping babies here,” she recalled.
Multi-reporter multi-paper effort on Clint holding facility. Lots of evidence of border patrol being overwhelmed by numbers--not of a "cruelty as deterrent" policy.
The boys were stoic and quiet, she said, and shook her hand as if “trying to act like little adults” — until they spoke to their father. Then, they could answer only with one- or two-word answers, Ms. Long said, and were wiping tears from their faces.
Horrendous conditions for #migrant children and babies held at #USA border detention facility: “scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells”
The Clint station was far over capacity on the day of Mr. Moak’s visit, bulging with 291 children. Mr. Moak found evidence of a lice infestation; children also told him about going hungry and being forced to sleep on the floors.
This is America. In 2019. And it implicates every one of us.
Dear ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩, and Carla Provost ⁦⁩. You are responsible for the existence of #ConcentrationCampsForKids in America. I hope y’all end up like Irma Grese and Elisabeth Becker.
Hungry, Scared & Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Texas
"Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the hundreds of children who were being held in cramped cells"
The NYT does work with local papers, as we did here