Immigrant detainees were told to drink water
CLINT: Women detained in rooms without running water, sleeping bags placed in the concrete and children separated from their families: that was what the Democratic legislators said of those who learned on Monday while traveling to two Texas border facilities. His emotional and graphic descriptions came one day when ProPublica reported on the existence of a secret group for current and former Border Patrol agents. The publications on the group's page included jokes about migrant deaths, obscene GIFs and manipulated images of Hispanic lawmakers, according to the report. Some of the most offensive messages were directed to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Monday's visit to the border by more than a dozen members of Congress - including Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas - was a specific focus of some of the abuse on Facebook, ProPublica reported. One post used vulgar language to encourage agents to hurl a 'burrito' at the two women.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the group on Monday night in a series of tweets describing the visit. These officers felt shameless there, he said, noting that members of the congressional delegation were asked to turn in their phones before the visit. While mgmt he was telling us it was a 'secure facility' where members of Congress * had to check their phones, we caught the officers trying to sneak out of the photos and laugh. The 'good' behavior of CBP was toxic. Imagine how they treat women trapped inside.
Border Patrol chief Carla Provost said Facebook posts were completely inappropriate, adding that any employee who violated our rules of conduct will be held responsible. On Monday night, the Customs and Border Protection Office said that I was opening an investigation about the Facebook group. The ProPublica report further intensified the tense atmosphere that the group of Democratic lawmakers encountered in their scheduled tour of facilities in Clint and El Paso. It feels like a prison, said Representative Joseph P Kennedy III of Massachusetts And they are treated as if they were in jail. This whole system is broken, he said. They deserve something better than this, and our country deserves more than this.
Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection did a lot of cleaning before we arrived. After the visit of the Congress it was announced. Some women, she said, told her that they were forced to drink outside the toilet when the tap in her cell broke. A Customs and Border Protection official declined to comment on the accusation.