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These doctors risked their careers to expose the dangers children face in immigrant family detention

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Children's fingers crushed by cell doors. Incorrect vaccine doses. Each incident in reports filed. Allen and McPherson, internist and psychiatrist, inspecting ICE's facilities to detain immigrant families. Trump's (and Stephen Miller's) policies left them no choice but to become whistleblowers; dire warnings: Family detention isn't safe and children's lives are at stake.

"We are writing to you, members of Congress, because we have a duty to raise our concerns about threats of harm to children posed by the current and proposed expansion of the family detention program," the doctors said in a letter to the leaders of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. "Detention of innocent children should never occur in a civilized society, especially if there are less restrictive options, because the risk of harm to children simply cannot be justified."

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