Reports: Burritos Being Served By Border Patrol Are Making Migrant Detainees Sick

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:30pm

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A drawing by a migrant child at Casa Alitas of the burritos given in Border Patrol custody
Hannah Critchfield
A drawing by a migrant child at Casa Alitas of the burritos given in Border Patrol custody. The top reads, "No More Burrito!"

A greater than normal percentage of migrant detainees are reporting abdominal pain and gastrointestinal issues at the Casa Alitas shelter in Tucson.

The common thread for those being held in Border Patrol custody is a particular kind of burrito that is provided to the detainees.

Hannah Critchfield of Phoenix New Times looked into the story and was present for medical screenings of the migrants. 

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