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Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 16:05:52-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona.

A trial in the lawsuit challenging conditions in the Tucson Sector ended Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury criticized the lack of measures taken by the Border Patrol to address persistent overcrowding and lengthy times in custody.

He didn't say exactly when he would rule but indicated it would be the end of next week at the earliest.

The government says lawyers for the migrants haven't proven the Border Patrol violated anybody's constitutional rights.