US sued over legal access, better conditions for migrants
By Editor - Tue Aug 13, 12:23 pm
Lawyers are asking a federal judge to order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide legal access to detainees and improve conditions in detention cells where reports of fetid conditions have sparked outrage. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed Monday in federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, on behalf of detainees who allege they have been held for weeks or months in fenced-in pens without the ability to call their relatives or lawyers. CBP, which includes the Border Patrol, is allowed to detain people for only three days.