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US appeals order to give detained migrants beds in Arizona

The government has argued that no constitutional violations had been proven and that it's taken steps to reduce time in custody.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, persons are detained for being in the country illegally and are moved out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol's headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The federal government is appealing an order by a U.S. District Court judge requiring the Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers and medical evaluations to migrants held in its Tucson Sector facilities for over 48 hours. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX — The Trump administration has appealed a court order requiring the U.S. Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers, quality food and medical evaluations to migrants held in many Arizona facilities longer than 48 hours.

The appeal filed Monday didn't list a reason. 

The government has argued that no constitutional violations had been proven and that it's taken steps to reduce time in custody.

The judge ruled for migrants who sued in 2015 over what they called dangerously crowded and inhumane conditions in Arizona’s Tucson Sector. 

The judge issued the final order last week, calling for actual beds and washable blankets.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, suspected undocumented immigrants are moved out of the holding area after being processed at the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. The federal government is appealing an order by a U.S. District Court judge requiring the Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers and medical evaluations to migrants held in its Tucson Sector facilities for over 48 hours. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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