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Migrant children face more serious health risks with longer detentions, groups warn

Families, especially children, will likely face more health risks if a new Trump administration plan to hold migrants in detention facilities for longer periods of time goes into effect in 60 days, when flu season will be in full swing, health experts and immigrant rights advocates warn.

Leah Chavla, an international human rights lawyer and policy adviser at the Women's Refugee Commission, works with families who have raised many concerns over CBP facilities being “inadequate.”