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Lawsuit Says Migrants Were Subjected To Dirty Detention Facilities, Bad Food And Water

In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.

Migrants detained in recent months at the U.S.-Mexico border describe being held in Customs and Border Protection facilities that are unsanitary and overcrowded, receiving largely inedible food and being forced to drink foul-smelling drinking water.

In a lawsuit filed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights, some 200 individuals detained under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy were interviewed, many of them relating poor conditions.

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