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Cold Storage: Migrants refer to border cells as 'freezers'

Fronteras Desk

Peter O'Dowd

About 65 people a day move through this Border Patrol station in Nogales, Ariz.

A detention cell is not designed to be comfortable. But human rights groups and migrants who've crossed illegally into the US say the conditions inside some American Border Patrol stations have become unsafe.

From the Fronteras Desk, Peter O'Dowd explains temperatures in some detention cells from Texas to Arizona are so low - some migrants say it's a form of punishment to keep them from crossing again.


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