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Illnesses, unsanitary conditions plague immigration detention centers
Illnesses, unsanitary conditions plague immigration detention centers

Illnesses and unsanitary conditions exist at some detention centers for immigrant mothers and children along the Southwest border, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says. Many of the children and families who crossed the border illegally need treatment for communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, chicken pox and scabies, according to the inspector general's report, released Thursday. Homeland Security workers said they had been exposed to such diseases while on duty and, in two cases, transmitted chicken pox to their children. Another issue is sanitation. Some immigrants didn't know how to use the bathrooms, the report said, resulting "in...

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