What Conservative Pundits Are Saying About US-Mexico Border Detention Facilities

What Conservative Pundits Are Saying About US-Mexico Border Detention Facilities

Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, suggested Trump needs to read the poem written on New York City's Statue of Liberty, which in part reads: "Give me your exhausted, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus led a tour of migrant facilities this week and lawmakers decried the conditions inside the Texas centers. Members have also posted photo-shopped images of Ocasio-Cortez engaged in sexual acts.

Some members even suggested launching a legal defense fund for Border Patrol agents to attack Reps.

The group, which called itself "I'm 10-15" - a reference to the Border Patrol code for "aliens in custody" - was revealed Monday by ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, as a delegation of Democratic congressional lawmakers toured three migrant detention facilities in southwestern Texas.

The report included images taken at several Texas sites, showing dozens of migrants including young children packed shoulder to shoulder into cage-like holding areas or cells.

A report issued by investigators for the Department of Homeland Security said supervisors raised concerns for the health and safety of detainees and agents, warning that the overcrowding represented a "ticking time bomb". Men were stuffed in cells where it is standing room only.

Kennedy admitted that conditions at the southern border were far from ideal, but said that this is in large part due to the Democrats' unwillingness to compromise on a bipartisan immigration reform bill to address serious loopholes in asylum laws.


Of 2,669 children detained by the Border Patrol in the region, 826, or 31 per cent, had been held there longer than 72 hours.

The report says at these facilities "children had limited access to a change of clothes" and "two facilities had not provided children access to hot meals".

Many adults hadn't showered despite having been held for as long as a month.

US Border Patrol figures show it has made 593,507 southwest border apprehensions between October 2018 and May 2019.

According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there were about 23,000 CBP officers in fiscal year 2017.

"No human being deserves to be treated like this", Senator Kamala Harris wrote on Twitter.

Mexico's government, citing unpublished United States data, on Wednesday said migrant arrests at the border fell 30% in June from the previous month after it launched a migration restriction policy as part of a deal with the U.S. to avoid possible trade tariffs.


Senator Corey Booker said that "this report is nothing short of horrific".

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks to the press in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Border-wide apprehensions fell 30% to 1,00,037 in June from 144,278 in May, including people who appeared at border crossings and were deemed inadmissible, the Mexican government said on Tuesday, citing US Customs and Border Protection data.

"Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the US, I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border", he said.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who visited the detention centers in Texas with other members of Congress on Monday, described conditions as "horrifying" and said migrants were being subjected to "systemic cruelty".

The congresswoman again labelling the centres "concentration camps". "Their eyes were bulging and bloodshot - you could tell they were very exhausted."The drawings were given to Goza and a staff member who visited a few CBP facilities last Wednesday".

He said the Border Patrol is doing its best to deal with "absolutely oversaturated conditions".


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