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By: Editor | June 02, 2019

On May 31, 2019, HuffPost reported Homeland Security Watchdog Finds Migrants Standing On Toilets At Packed Detention Center. "The inspector general’s office said that detainees were in soiled clothes and had been forced to stay in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks."

This is not a country hundreds of thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives in wars so that it commits atrocities against the poor and defenseless. Subjecting immigrant detainees to inhumane conditions to deter immigration amounts to torture as described under the international law that prohibit torture.

United Nation's Convention Against Torture, Article:

"For the purposes of this Convention, the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions."