Photos: Migrant Kids Forced To Sleep On Dirt Ground At Detention Center

May 14, 2019 3:10 p.m.

CNN published photos on Tuesday exposing the grim conditions migrants live under while detained at the Border Patrol center in McAllen, Texas.

The photos, which the network obtained from a “source who has access to the facility,” show a young girl sleeping on a dirt ground, a woman holding a child while sitting on a pile of rocks and the intense overcrowding at the facility.

The Customs and Border Protection agency confirmed the validity of the photos to CNN.

The photos highlight the poor conditions migrants endure under President Donald Trump’s crackdown on border crossings, and not for the first time.

Border patrol officials in El Paso came under fire in March when it was revealed that they were detaining migrant families in a cramped enclosure under a bridge. And dozens of migrant children who were separated from their parents were allegedly sexually abused by government contractors.

See the photos below:

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