By: Presented by India Rakusen with Amanda Holpuch, Elora Mukherjee and Jennifer Silvers; produced byMythili Rao Courtney Yusuf and Axel Kacoutié ; executive producers Nicole Jackson and Phil Maynard | What is happening to migrant children at US border facilities? – podcast | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Elora Mukherjee is a prominent US immigration lawyer. Several weeks ago she visited the Clint border facility in Texas, which was holding hundreds of children who had tried to cross the border. What she saw was so shocking she has decided to speak out. And: Jennifer Silvers on how our experiences when we are young can affect the rest of our lives
Elora Mukherjee, the director of Columbia Law School’s immigrant rights clinic, was one of six attorneys to recently visit the immigration detention centre in Clint where hundreds of migrant children have been held, some for weeks. The conditions the team found were shocking. Children had no adequate access to medical care, no basic sanitation, were exposed to extreme cold and did not have adequate access to drinking water or food.
“I’ve been visiting children detained in federal immigration custody for 12 years,” Mukherjee tells Today in Focus. “I have never seen anything like this before. I have never seen, smelled, had to bear witness to such degrading and inhumane conditions.”