A group of people chanted “free the children now” as they brought water and diapers to the door of a facility in Texas where migrant children are being housed.

The group gathered Thursday at the Border Patrol station in Clint, holding American flags and signs that read “Families Belong Together” and “This is Child Abuse.”

Last week, lawyers who visited the facility near El Paso last described children living in squalid conditions with inadequate food and water.

National Guard soldiers adjust a shade tarp over portable toilets adjacent to a building used for the detention of unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody in Clint, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water and sanitation. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
National Guardsmen adjust a shade tarp over portable toilets adjacent to a building used for the detention of unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody in Clint, Texas, on June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water, and sanitation. (Cedar Attanasio/AP Photo)

Customs and Border Protection officials insisted children were receiving good care. They provided a tour of the station to journalists on Wednesday.

Children then appeared to be wearing clean clothes. Stacks of instant oatmeal and noodles could be seen. There were 117 children there, less than half the number crammed into the facility last week.

The entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water and sanitation. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
The entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday. (Cedar Attanasio/AP Photo)
The entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water and sanitation. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
The entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, on June 26, 2019. Migrant children being housed at the Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with inadequate food, water, and sanitation. (Cedar Attanasio/AP Photo)

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