Groups allege widespread abuse of children at US border facilities amid surge of crossings

  • by: ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 11, 2014 - 4:20 PM

SAN DIEGO — Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.

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