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Doctors, advocates sound alarm over lack of medical care for children at border

Michelle Brane, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said that when she visited the Ursula detention center last week she saw children of similar ages changing diapers and parents distressed over whether their children are receiving needed medications.

“What I observed and heard from both parents and children very clearly indicates a lack of appropriate medical care,” she said on the conference call about her tours of both Ursula and Customs and Border Protection facilities holding the parents.