BP issues statement, group draws diagram of conditions for child - Tucson News Now

BP issues statement, group draws diagram of conditions for children in Nogales

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Man's homemade 'trap' leads to neighbor's arrest

    Man's homemade 'trap' leads to neighbor's arrest

    A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say. The incident happened on Bull Run Road in Schriever. The resident said that his shed had been burglarized while he
    A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say.
  • Student found dead in apartment identified as UofL cheerleader

    Student found dead in apartment identified as UofL cheerleader

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:44:12 GMT
    The name of a 22-year-old University of Louisville student who was found dead in an off-campus apartment Monday has been released.
    The name of a 22-year-old University of Louisville student who was found dead in an off-campus apartment Monday has been released.
  • Video: MMA fighter takes down would-be thieves

    Video: MMA fighter takes down would-be thieves

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:15:48 GMT

    Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his fellow employee return after a run to the bank. An SUV pulled in the parking lot and two men jumped out to grab the bank bag.

    Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his fellow employee return after a run to the bank. An SUV pulled in the parking lot and two men jumped out to grab the bank bag.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –Concern for Central American children continues as now the Secretary of Homeland Security speaks out about the massive arrivals in South Texas.

We're now getting a better idea of how these children are being treated by Border Patrol. The Border Patrol says it makes sure the hundreds of children passing through are treated humanely. Tucson News Now has yet to tour the facility, but even those who tour the facility cannot take pictures. 

Somos Independents did send Tucson News Now a diagram. They were able to tour the facility on Tuesday.  One woman says it was disturbing for her to see, but conditions have been improving.    

You can see from the diagram the boys and girls are separated inside caged area. To the right of the sleeping quarters, there is another caged area that is similar to a cafeteria lunch line. The actual makeshift cafeteria is on the right. There's enough room to hold at least two hundred kids at a time. 

Border Patrol says it makes sure these children are being treated properly.

Here's their statement:

"CBP is ensuring nutritional and hygienic needs are met; that children are provided meals regularly and have access to drinks and snacks throughout the day; that facilities include toilets; that they receive constant agent supervision; that children who exhibit signs of illness or disease are given proper medical care. Mistreatment or misconduct is not tolerated."

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is addressing how to tell people in Central America that this is not the place for their kids.

The American Red Cross says that it will continue to help, and issued this statement:

"At the urgent request of the federal government to support the humanitarian needs of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing U.S. borders, the American Red Cross provided blankets and hygiene kits to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Texas and is preparing to provide assistance with contacting and placing phone calls to the children's families in Nogales, Arizona."

About half of the children held in the center in Nogales will be transferred out of that facility by Friday. Some of them will be taken to a facility in Ventura, California. We're told it can hold up to 575 children. This could continue until September.

Copyright
 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Border NewsMore>>

  • Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:12:50 GMT
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Cartel lookout homes revealed

    ONLY ON KOLD: Cartel lookout homes revealed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:25:04 GMT
    The border crisis has all eyes on the surge of illegal immigrants pouring into Texas with transports coming to Southern Arizona.
    The border crisis has all eyes on the surge of illegal immigrants pouring into Texas with transports coming to Southern Arizona.
  • Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:33:19 GMT
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
Powered by WorldNow