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USA: Ocasio-Cortez denounces conditions at migrant centre after visit02:14

USA: Ocasio-Cortez denounces conditions at migrant centre after visit

United States, Clint
July 2, 2019 at 02:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the US Congress visited the Border Patrol facilities in Clint, Texas, on Monday, to assess the conditions of the migrants being held there, following reports which claimed women and children were detained in grim conditions.

The lawmakers, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Veronica Escobar and Ayanna Pressley, toured the facilities as part of a delegation investigating detention centres where migrants are held.

"No child should ever be taken from their family. No woman should ever been locked up in a pen," said Ocasio-Cortez, speaking after the tour inside the facilities.

Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said women were held in cells with inadequate water and were instructed by agents to drink out of toilets, and denounced abusive behaviour by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

Customs officers and local police were seen patrolling the premises, as pro-migrant groups and Trump supporters verbally confronted each other during the lawmakers' visit.

USA: Ocasio-Cortez denounces conditions at migrant centre after visit02:14
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Members of the US Congress visited the Border Patrol facilities in Clint, Texas, on Monday, to assess the conditions of the migrants being held there, following reports which claimed women and children were detained in grim conditions.

The lawmakers, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Veronica Escobar and Ayanna Pressley, toured the facilities as part of a delegation investigating detention centres where migrants are held.

"No child should ever be taken from their family. No woman should ever been locked up in a pen," said Ocasio-Cortez, speaking after the tour inside the facilities.

Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said women were held in cells with inadequate water and were instructed by agents to drink out of toilets, and denounced abusive behaviour by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

Customs officers and local police were seen patrolling the premises, as pro-migrant groups and Trump supporters verbally confronted each other during the lawmakers' visit.

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