PBS NewsHour

How U.S. detention center conditions affect kids' health

Clip: 06/26/2019 | 9m 51s

The plight of migrant children held in U.S. detention centers continues to generate controversy. As Congress battles over emergency funding for care and resources at the border, medical professionals warn that even brief exposure to the current conditions could be damaging to children’s health. William Brangham reports and talks to pediatrician Julie Linton, who has visited some of the facilities.

Aired: 06/26/19

Rating: NR

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