A 12-year-old girl who spent 12 days locked in a U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas says she and other migrant children slept on the floor and some were locked away when they cried for their parents.
In a video obtained by The Associated Press, the girl — speaking in Spanish — tells her attorneys that children were “treated badly” and were not allowed to play or bathe.
The girl’s face is not visible on the video to protect her privacy and not jeopardize her immigration case.
El Paso, Texas lawyer Taylor Levy says the girl and her 6-year-old sister were separated from their aunt when they arrived in the U.S. Levy says the Central American children were put in a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near El Paso.
Denise Lavoie, Martha Mendoza And Garance Burke, The Associated Press