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Migrant children who are currently being housed in temporary Health and Human Services shelters across the United States sued the Biden administration on Monday claiming that they have been served undercooked food, forced to sleep in rooms with round-the-clock bright lighting, and are living in “deplorable” conditions for up to two months. “Migrant children housed in U.S. pop-up shelters reported overcrowding and long stay times, spoiled or undercooked food, and lack of access to showers or clean clothes, according to testimonials filed in court Monday,” the Daily Mail reported. “Seventeen minor migrants shared accounts with lawyers of their time in emergency shelters after crossing into the U.S. unaccompanied by adults. Some reported depression while others described trouble sleeping with round-the-clock bright lights.” Some of the children complained of spending up to 60 days in the shelters, even though an Obama administration-era decision puts a 72-hour limit on how long minors can stay in United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody.

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