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Immigrant Rights Organizations Accuse Border Patrol of ‘Gross Violations of Human Rights’ for Open-Air Detention Sites

Seven immigrant rights organizations have filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, accusing CBP of violating its custody standards by holding asylum-seeking migrants in several open-air detention sites along the U.S.-Mexico border in California.

The complaint says Border Patrol agents forced asylum-seekers to wait outdoors for several hours or days at a time between border barriers in the San Diego Sector and at other open-air sites near Jacumba, California.

Agents are accused of not allowing migrants to leave the areas while not providing them with “access to water, food, sanitation, medical care, or protection from the elements.”

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