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As the Trump administration continues to face allegations of inadequate care of migrant children held in federal custody, Justice Department officials reportedly tried to delay access to medical professionals who were tasked with assessing the children’s well-being.

Newsweek reported that U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered the administration on Friday to provide access to health experts despite its attempts to hinder the process by requesting it first be “given a chance to respond to the allegations against them.”

Gee gave officials until July 12 to file a report on steps they are taking to fix issues within the detention centers, which were first reported by a legal team that interviewed dozens of children at a Texas facility.

The Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law wrote in its court filing: "Children are held for weeks in deplorable conditions, without access to soap, clean water, showers, clean clothing, toilets, toothbrushes, adequate nutrition or adequate sleep. The children, including infants and expectant mothers, are dirty, cold, hungry and sleep-deprived.”

Former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, called administration officials “twisted monsters” in a Sunday tweet for their stance on the issue and attempts to keep doctors from entering the facilities.

Human rights groups have argued that the Trump administration is not holding to the 1997 Flores agreement, which sets requirements for the care of migrant children in the federal government’s care.

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