Court upholds order on sanitary conditions for migrant children

“For the Children” 

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A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that migrant children detained by the government must be provided with adequate food, water, soap, and toothpaste.

Under the 1997 settlement known as the Flores agreement, children in custody have to live in safe and sanitary quarters, and the judges dismissed the Trump administration’s argument that facilities do not have to offer certain items, like soap and toothbrushes.

The panel found that these minimal accommodations were “without doubt essential to the children’s safety.”

The judges upheld an order issued in 2017 by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee, who ruled that U.S. Customs and Border Protection was not giving kids in custody basic hygiene items or sufficient food.

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