Acting Customs and Border Protection chief resigns amid migrant detention outrage

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Clint Texas is seen in this undated image from Google Maps

The relocation of 250 migrant children from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station, where they were held for weeks in squalid conditions without adequate food and water, has stepped up criticism from immigration activists and Democrats of Republican President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies.

Over 100 children have been moved back to a Clint, Texas, border station where independent monitors called conditions "unconscionable", a Customs and Border Protection official said Tuesday.

USA law requires children who cross the border without a parent or legal guardian to stay in border patrol's short-term holding facilities for no longer than 72 hours and to be moved to HHS shelters as quickly as possible.

"Last week [Office of Refugee Resettlement] identified shelter space in its network for 249 (unaccompanied children) who were located at the CBP Clint Station facility - these children should now all be in HHS care as of Tuesday, June 25th", HHS spokesperson Evelyn Stauffer told CNN on Monday.

Children not sent to the HHS shelters were being moved to a tent facility designed for family detention, Ms Lopez-Sandoval said.

Six children have died since late past year after being detained by CBP.

The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a supplemental spending measure that would send money to agencies working to address the needs of migrants arriving at the US border with Mexico.

Independent inspectors allowed access to the center under a court-ordered agreement said the children weren't being properly cared for and denied basic sanitary conditions.

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Ms Stauffer said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had referred almost 10,000 children to HHS in May, one of the highest monthly totals in the history of the program.

US Government facilities are often overcrowded and five immigrant children have died since late previous year after being detained by Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, on Tuesday denied the allegations of mistreatment but said an internal investigation was underway. "Would you agree to that?"

Most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said.

Following the arguments, the judges said the matter was "submitted for decision". As of last week, border facilities built to hold perhaps 4,000 people had 15,000 people in them.

The group of lawyers said they saw toddlers without nappies being cared for by unrelated children. At the McAllen center, Gialluca said, everyone she spoke with said they sought out Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande so they could request asylum. "It's a health crisis. a manufactured health crisis", she said". The border station in Clint is only one of those with problems.

Elora Mukherjee, another lawyer who visited the facility, told CBS News: "They were wearing the same dirty clothing they crossed the border with".

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