Lawsuit Alleges Mistreatment at Border Patrol Facilities in Arizona

Civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol complaining immigrants were unlawfully held for extended periods in freezing, filthy holding cells in Arizona, plaintiffs' attorneys said on Wednesday.
The lawsuit, on behalf of three undocumented immigrants detained at the Tucson Border Patrol Station, says detainees are mistreated for days in what were designed to be hours-long holding cells in southern Arizona detention facilities.
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson on Monday cited a wide range of abuse and neglect, including being held in overcrowded cells and denied adequate food, water, sleep and medical care.