FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Allison, 6, and her mother Cindy Madrid share a moment during a news conference in Houston, where the mother and daughter spoke about the month and one day they were separated under the President Donald Trump administration immigration policy. The Trump administration is due back in court Monday, July 16, 2018, to discuss a plan reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at the border from their parents. (Marie D. De Jes's/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Immigrant children are complaining of being hungry, cold and afraid of the guards at U.S. holding centers where they were placed after crossing the Mexican border.

The accounts form part of a voluminous court filing in Los Angeles in a case over whether the Trump administration is complying with a longstanding agreement governing the treatment of immigrant children.

Volunteer lawyers, interpreters and others fanned out across the Southwest in June and July to interview more than 200 immigrant parents and youngsters about detention conditions. Advocates say the government isn’t meeting its obligations.

The Trump administration has not responded to the court filing, but a government monitor said in a report to the court last month that conditions appeared to be adequate.

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