I read about severe abuses a few years ago, not in relation to CBP, but the private prison and detention industry. Of course, the industry influences legislation that impacts CBP. I doubt that industry has “worsened under Trump”, but he probably wouldn’t “improve” it- unless anti-Trumpers that ignored the abuses until now create momentum to actually change the system. The root of the problem, corporate-financiers’ policies in Latin America, CIA drug cartels cause the resulting migration. It’s not unexpected. The private prison industry cashes in, pols get another wedge issue and wages stay suppressed. In every type of war that imperial, neo-colonial capitalists wage on people, children suffer most.
Jaw -dropping, tho. “Worsening under Trump” just sounds as if it was at an acceptable level until now. See, if they mean by Trump’s rhetoric, then the (fake)opposition is also responsible for magnifying and distorting it, and 24 hour MSM platform. If they mean CBP abusers won’t fear being held accountable, well they had plenty of protection under previous administration(s). Seems like, what do you call it? Dog whistle?
I hope awareness is raised, the situation improves to basic standards of human decency(!), and people stop being “othered” by politically motivated monsters that divide to rule. Wow, realize that is the very least we can do. Ugh.