Homeland Security Department can't substantiate advocates' claims it abused child immigrants

  • by: ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.

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