Appeals Court Rules Detained Migrant Children Should Get Soap, Sleep, Clean Water

The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.

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Attorneys for the government had argued that Judge Gee's order modified the original Flores settlement which did not spell out a requirement for specific hygiene items and adequate sleeping accommodations.

The appellate court disagreed.

"Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children's safety," wrote Judge Marsha S. Berzon, a Clinton appointee.

What world are we living in where there needs to be a ruling on this?