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US held dozens of children, including a 1-month-old, at border for several days in last 2 months

November 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 1, 2017 US Border Patrol officer Tekae Michael stands near prototypes of US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall in San Diego, California. A border patrol agent whose mysterious death prompted President Donald Trump to renew his call for a wall along the US-Mexico border appears to have died as the result of an accident, according to an FBI probe. An FBI investigation into the November 2017 death of agent Rogelio Martinez has not found any evidence of foul play."To date none of the more than 650 interviews completed, locations searched, or evidence collected and analyzed have produced evidence that would support the existence of a scuffle, altercation, or attack," the FBI said in a statement on February 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

US Customs and Border Protection held more than five dozen children, some under the age of one, in facilities along the US-Mexico border for over three days during the last two months, according to a new federal court filing.

(CNN)US Customs and Border Protection held more than five dozen children, some under the age of 1, in facilities along the US-Mexico border for over three days during the last two months, according to a new federal court filing.

"In the last two months alone, CBP has detained 14 children under the age of five for longer than five days, including a one-month-old baby who was detained for over 16 days in September 2020," the lawmakers wrote.

The court filing includes accounts from children held in CBP detention.

Rosales, found that to be the case last week during a visit to the Border Patrol substation at Weslaco, where she interviewed unaccompanied children, according to a declaration submitted to the court.

Most children appeared to have arrived at the southern border with family, including the 1-month-old who was held for approximately 16 days.

Of the 36 children held for longer than three days in September, 31 were listed as in the "family unit/group" column, while five were listed as having arrived unaccompanied, according to the court filing.

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