A federal judge has ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow medical professionals into detention facilities holding migrant children, CNN reported Sunday.
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered that health professionals be allowed in the facilities to ensure the conditions are “safe and sanitary” for children being detained there and to assess the children’s medical needs.
The order pertains to all of CBP’s facilities in the El Paso and Rio Grande Valley sectors, CNN reported. The centers are the subject of a lawsuit regarding the 1997 Flores Agreement and reports of unsafe and reported unsanitary conditions at detention centers.
Prosecutors had requested immediate action to address conditions they said threaten the wellbeing of children.
The Hill has reached out to CBP for comment.
Last week prosecutors asked the court to hold the Trump administration in contempt and take immediate action to remedy unsafe conditions at border facilities.
“The children, including infants and expectant mothers, are dirty, cold, hungry and sleep-deprived,” prosecutors said, referring to conditions at detention centers including one in Clint, Texas.
Gee, an Obama appointee, ruled late Friday that an independent monitor must ensure conditions in detention centers are promptly addressed, setting a July 12 deadline, according to The New York Times.
At a recent hearing, Department of Justice senior litigation counsel Sarah Fabian testified that the department is compliant with the law, arguing a toothbrush and soap were not necessary to fulfill safe and sanitary conditions for detained children.
Beto O’Rourke is scheduled to visit the Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas, on Sunday. Democratic presidential candidates visited a detention facility in Homestead, Fla., last week and commented on the horrific conditions they witnessed.
Candy Apples and Flag cake….
For all the little Black girls who will have this on DVD:
She is very pretty.
Beer chilling. Miller Lite, Dos Equis, Bud Light….
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released these pictures, drawn by 10 and 11-year-old children recently held in Customs and Border Protection detention centers. They depict themselves in cages. @AmerAcadPeds says it got the drawings from a social worker. h/t @gabegutierrez
5:25 AM – Jul 3, 2019
WHY Snyder shouldn’t have been offered the job at Harvard:
It reallly IS that simple.
Alabama DA to drop manslaughter charge against woman whose fetus died after shooting
Melissa Brown, Montgomery Advertiser Published 3:26 p.m. ET July 3, 201
An Alabama district attorney will not pursue manslaughter charges against a 27-year-old whose fetus died after she was shot during a December 2018 fight.
The decision comes after days of public outcry sparked by Marshae Jones’ arrest on June 26. A Jefferson County grand jury had indicted Jones for manslaughter after another woman, Ebony Jemison, shot Jones in December 2018, killing her fetus.
District Attorney Lynneice Washington announced her decision at a Wednesday press conference in Bessemer, Alabama.
Well well well………
Court Orders Release of Sealed Docs About Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Sex Ring
In a blow to the billionaire pedophile and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, a federal court ordered the release of sealed court records in a case brought by an alleged victim.
Updated 07.03.19 1:11PM ET
Joaquin Castro smacked DOWN Laura Ingraham………..
Laura gonna learn to stfu and stay in your lane
He said that WITH HIS CHEST 👏👏👏
Ha ha. Gotta love Toronto.
They killed the dog for no reason. Then they lied and said the dog “charged” when the dog never even had time to charge. They do this to terrorize people.
So long, Rick Snyder. In a just world you’d be in prison.
Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠
Bro is making up Kabobs………
My brother is grilling it up. 3 briskets on the grill. He’s getting ready to wrap them now. 30 jalapeño poppers are made. They’ll go the grill tomorrow. Ribs and chicken are seasoned and chilling for the grill tomorrow.
I wanna come..LOL
I guarantee you’ll love this delicious Texas bbq. My brother’s briskets are off the chain.
The look of childhood wonder…
Truth. The unimaginable.
I’m not supporting Pete Buttigieg because I believe there are better candidates.
Perhaps that is all there is to it.
Buttigieg has never appealed to me for some reason. I’m contributing this lack of appeal to a well-honed BS detector.
LOL How dare this plane, and first class at that be full of all you BLACKS!
I hope he was sweating and shaking the whole dam trip.
Word of the Day : July 3, 2019
Sedulous: adjective SEJ-uh-lus
1 : involving or accomplished with careful perseverance
2 : diligent in application or pursuit
Interesting order of the photos. If Harris is second behind Biden, why is Warren’s photo first?
A lot of dogs are terrified of fireworks.
Look at this sh!t.
“Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will retry humanitarian aid volunteer and immigration rights activist Scott Warren on two charges related to aiding migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes just a few weeks after a jury refused to convict Warren for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Eight jurors found Warren not guilty; four said he was. Federal prosecutors will make their case against Warren again in an 8-day jury trial in November. They have dropped a conspiracy charge against him. If convicted on the two felony migrant harboring charges, Warren faces up to 10 years in prison.”
Demons 😠 😠
This right here. This really should have been enough.
Well, he got the idea from his boyfriend in North Korea, right?
Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) Tweeted:
1 Instead of responsible people removing Trump after his Jan 18 “physical,” a health coverup ensued. In a WH full of cowards, opportunists & enablers, no one has had the courage to act. His family, desperate & in denial, allows him to crater in public, to protect their own needs. https://twitter.com/TomJChicago/status/1145134073276485632?s=17
He is basically ‘a good boy’.
Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠
It’s a Question No One Says They Want to Ask. But the Women Running for President Keep Hearing It.
By Lisa Lerer
July 3, 2019
“Do you really think a woman could be elected president?”
A woman won the popular vote in 2016. In the electoral vote, three blue states were lost by narrow margins, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
I think a woman can win.
This is a LITERACY TEST😠😠😠
kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) Tweeted:
It doesn’t feel like Democrats vs Republicans anymore. Feels a lot closer to good vs evil. https://twitter.com/thekjohnston/status/1146191846130900994?s=17
Yeah, I keep waiting for the discussion about how terrible Trump looks and how crazy he sounds (more so than usual).
Democrats tee up another lawsuit for Trump financial documents
Rachel Maddow describes Donald Trump’s losing court record in trying to fight Congress on access to his financial records, and even as Trump appeals those past losses, Congress has filed yet another lawsuit for access to Trump’s taxes.
Julián Castro looks to broaden campaign with post-debate bump
Julián Castro, 2020 Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about his plans to use the post-debate boost in his public profile and fundraising to strengthen his campaign to avoid becoming a flash-in-the-pan candidate.
Castro calls on career officials to resist Trump cruelty policy
Julián Castro, 2020 Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about how to fight back against Donald Trump’s deliberately cruel immigration policy without providing Trump a platform to grandstand to his base.
Public pressure on border officials grows as Trump stokes cruelty
Rachel Maddow reports on a new inspector general report exposing inhuman conditions at border detention facilities, and the mounting outrage among Americans as new cruelties are revealed daily, a dynamic Donald Trump welcomes and encourages as a means of agitating his base of supporters.
Well, Meghan, when ya gotta go-ya gotta go! See ya!
Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) Tweeted:
Racism isn’t the correct answer to every question but caging brown people indefinitely for having violated no law and then pretending you’re treating them super well is peak white supremacy. https://twitter.com/ZerlinaMaxwell/status/1146198682385207297?s=17
Da phuq 😡 😡
Abraham Gutman 🔥 (@abgutman) Tweeted:
A NJ judge in the trial of a rape of a 12 year old: “the victim did not suffer any physical or emotional injuries as a result, other than the ramifications of losing her virginity, which the court does not find to be especially serious harm in this case.” https://t.co/vMxKlp5vgF https://twitter.com/abgutman/status/1146377283382517762?s=17
Glad someone else has noticed this too 😒😒😒
FedUp_Mom (@Fedup_Mom) Tweeted:
I’m old enough to remember when every week the media was asking “is this Obama’s Katrina”? on matters that had NO comparison to Katrina. What’s happening at the border is another Katrina, but the media seems curiously reluctant to make the apt comparison. https://twitter.com/Fedup_Mom/status/1146266771286036481?s=17
Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄
Happy HUMP Day, Everyone.
Off for travels out of town for the weekend. Stay safe and enjoy family & friends.