Published: Sat, July 06, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Texas migrant detention centers warned of 'dangerous overcrowding'

Texas migrant detention centers warned of 'dangerous overcrowding'

"We are concerned that overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety of [Department of Homeland Security] agents and officers, and to those detained", inspectors said in the report.

"Everybody who has control over that facility, or control for the Border Patrol, has said that's not true, they've not heard of this", Conway said.

In that group, they could reportedly be seen posting jokes about migrant deaths and vulgar comments about Latina lawmakers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating a secret and offensive Facebook group reportedly used by current and former Border Patrol agents. "Now she's saying that Border Patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets", Crenshaw said.

"I think there should be a congressional investigation as well as an Inspector General investigation", he said.

Border Patrol is "doing a phenomenal job", Trump added.

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".

One of the congressmen, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, alleged that a woman told them she was instructed to drink water from a toilet.

US National Border Patrol Council Vice President Hector Garza commented Wednesday on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report on the conditions in migrant detention centers at US-Mexico border.

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"There's a reason these conditions are kept secret because these conditions are terrible", Castro, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, told The Associated Press.

On Monday, the San Antonio Democrat released videos and photos of a Congressional delegation's tour of an El Paso detention facility that drew more attention to the treatment of migrants detained at the USA border.

Of those 3,400 detainees, 1,500 were held for more than 10 days.

The group traveled to a Texas border protection facility after reports emerged that conditions there were deplorable.

"This is a terrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents-implying that our agents are no different from the Nazi butchers", Judd asserted. But Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., said "the really heartbreaking testimony" by members who visited the detention facilities "is going to have an impact" on legislation when lawmakers return. In another screenshot, a member of the group questioned the legitimacy of widely-shared pictures of the bodies of El Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria, who drowned last month trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas.

In a scathing tweet posted Monday, Lahren defended the CBP officers and called Ocasio-Cortez "completely out of line and a disgrace to this nation".

"CBP does not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will hold those who violate our code of conduct accountable".

"The problem we're having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country".

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