Let’s have the honest debate then.
In June 2017, after an evidentiary hearing, the district court granted in part plaintiffs’ motion to enforce. In its order (“the Order”), the court found that the government was violating the Agreement’s express requirements to provide adequate access to appropriate food and water and “adequate temperature controls at a reasonable and comfortable range.”
The court further found that although the Agreement “makes no mention of the words ‘soap,’ ‘towels,’ ‘showers,’ ‘dry clothing,’ or ‘toothbrushes,’ . . . these hygiene products fall within the rubric of the Agreement’s language requiring ‘safe and sanitary’ conditions.” Certain Border Patrol stations, the district court found, were violating paragraph 12A of the Agreement by failing to provide such sanitary necessities.
Lacking in food, water, and packed together in unsanitary conditions during the blistering heat of sunbelt summer. The administration’s arguments are an unremorseful, full-throated defense of these conditions. They’re concentration camps by any definition.