Former volunteers at migrant children’s holding facilities at Fort Bliss allege mistreatment of children

Immigration

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — More whistleblowers have come forward, alleging mistreament of migrant children at the facility housed at Fort Bliss.

The accusations come from two federal employees who volunteered at the shelter.

In a complaint filed on Wednesday, the employees accused Health and Human Services of telling staff to downplay COVID-19 infections among children at the facility and allegedly instructed volunteers to “play down anything negative.”

As KTSM 9 News has previously reported, two other whistleblowers expressed their concerns earlier in July, saying that children at the shelter were being woken up with bullhorns and living in poor conditions.

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