(AP) – The Customs and Border Patrol agency says about one-thousand unaccompanied migrant children are currently in their custody. In a call with reporters today, CBP officials say the number of children is down from the 26-hundred in custody a week ago.
Additionally, they confirmed 100 children have been moved back to the Clint, Texas facility after nearly 300 were moved out because of inadequate food, water and sanitation. The official added that allegations of civil rights abuses and difficult conditions are “taken seriously” and have been referred to the office of inspector general.
The news comes as President Trump and Democrats battle over a four-point-five-billion-dollar emergency aid bill for the southern border.