Video of government lawyer Sarah Fabian attempting to argue that thousands of migrant children that are being held in the detention centers around the country don’t need soap, toothbrushes, beds, or blankets in order for their conditions to be considered “safe and sanitary” has recently gotten the attention of the public.
Fabian was arguing in court that the current conditions should be considered “safe and sanitary”, as detention facilities are required to be safe and sanitary due to a settlement in 1997. So, what she’s saying is that not giving children access to basic hygiene is somehow safe and sanitary?
It’s safe to say that this statement didn’t go well for her.
Marsha Berzon, U.S. Circuit Judge responded to Fabian and asked her if she’s really going to stand up and tell us that being able to sleep isn’t a question of safe and sanitary conditions.
Other judges expressed the same disapproval of Fabian’s arguments, and they were skeptical about her statement.
Check out the full video here:
A Trump official tried to argue that detained children don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be ‘safe and sanitary’ while in Border Patrol custody pic.twitter.com/sRFPZsDbwy
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 21, 2019
Once the video found its way on social media, people were, rightfully, enraged at Fabian.
Check out some of the responses below: