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US Border Patrol needs extra toilets to handle all the families it’s detaining

Michelle Brané, the director of migrant rights and justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission, has spent time at the facility and describes the conditions as jail-like. “It’s literally a giant warehouse with [people in] cages, and in the middle they have set up porta-potties and these sink contraptions,” Brané told Quartz. “The president has been talking about wanting to increase detentions. It doesn’t surprise me that they’re looking for ways to squeeze more people into the space they have.”