Lawmakers Visit Immigrant Detention Facilities

"There's abuse in these facilities… This is them on their best behavior." This is what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers witnessed when they visited the border.

AOC Calls out Abuse at Immigrant Detention Facilities

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was part of a group of lawmakers who decried the conditions inside 2 Texas Customs and Border Patrol detention facilities. She was among the Democratic lawmakers who toured a facility here Monday following reports of squalid conditions for detained migrants at the border, overcrowded facilities and thinly stretched resources. She claimed she saw migrants drinking out of toilets, which a Border Patrol official flatly denied, and that she felt unsafe during the visit.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) led 21 Democratic lawmakers on a tour of the immigrant detention facilities near El Paso, Texas. Castro released photos and video from inside one of the centers. Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro said in an interview that he had no second thoughts about taking and sharing the images after officials had asked the lawmakers on a facility tour to leave their cellphones behind. He posted the images after visiting a station in El Paso.

The visit came as CBP launched an investigation into a private Facebook group reportedly made up of current and former Border Patrol agents. They reportedly joked about migrant deaths and shared lewd photos of Ocasio-Cortez. Created in August 2016, the Facebook group is called “I’m 10-15” and boasts roughly 9,500 members from across the country. (10-15 is Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody.”) The group described itself, in an online introduction, as a forum for “funny” and “serious” discussion about work with the patrol. “Remember you are never alone in this family,” the introduction said.

The Border Patrol Facebook group is the most recent example of some law enforcement employees behaving badly in public and private digital platforms. An investigation by Reveal uncovered hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers who moved in extremist Facebook circles, including white supremacist and anti-government groups. A team of researchers calling themselves the Plain View Project recently released a substantial database of offensive Facebook posts made by current and ex-law enforcement officers.


07/02/2019 11:05 PMupdated: 07/03/2019 12:47 PM


  • Michael M.
    07/31/2019 21:59

    This is a BALD FACE LIE!!!!!!!! I live 3 miles from the detention center in Clint, Texas where this is taking place.....more Democratic propoganda!!!! This is how these people live where they come from....if you put them in a mansion, (may I suggest Nancy Pelosi's house), they would destroy it!!! There is overcrowding, but democrats could solve this by emergency funding which they won't do because they wouldn't have anything to GRANDSTAND fact they have NOTHING to run on in 2020........MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!!! TRUMP 2020.........

  • Luis B.
    07/31/2019 00:12

    Obama cages work so dont try to fix it.

  • Ricky H.
    07/29/2019 17:02

    if they dont like it then go home.plan and simple

  • Felix D.
    07/29/2019 15:43

    Lying through her teeth !!! 👎

  • Brandon J.
    07/29/2019 14:33

    Bahahaha they should have come here legally

  • Paul B.
    07/29/2019 10:52

    Stop the lies...fake propaganda to start smart and dont fall for these has been proven this is a lie...🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • David N.
    07/29/2019 10:07

    Is this kind of like the video of Cortez pulling on the fence demanding to be let in and when the camera pans back you see people walking through the open gate? If they build the wall and are forced to come through legally the facilities won't be overcrowded anymore and they won't be separated from their families it's pretty simple

  • William C.
    07/28/2019 22:19

    If you dont want this kind of abuse then stay in your own country

  • Kathy B.
    07/28/2019 02:46

    Dont believe one word these idiots say. NOT ONE WORD

  • Clay M.
    07/26/2019 22:46

    C'mon guys. It has always been the facts that unite the American people. That has flown out the window. We have lost ourselves over the insinuations of the democrats and republicans. They are suppose to work for us, not their private agendas. Make them remember.

  • Alex V.
    07/26/2019 22:33

    Ive met mamy trump supporters who have voted for him.. for buisness reasons not because of a wall... now that they've seen how its turning out they cant believe they voted... "this is how racism was re-born again" it was really quiet before he came along.. just saying 🤷‍♂️

  • Gary C.
    07/26/2019 07:35

    These statements have been proven as false. There is a hidden political agenda behind all this. They want a total open border for all to cross as pleased. Which will NEVER happen!!

  • Chris K.
    07/25/2019 19:11

    Just think, they'd be at home, with water and all the meds they need if they stayed home and didn't try to come here illegally. It's their own fault, they knew the repercussions before they even left their home country.

  • Jason F.
    07/25/2019 16:36

    They can leave and go back home if they don’t like the over crowded facilities.

  • Ana S.
    07/25/2019 05:58

    😰🤢🤮👿What’s happening is so evil.

  • Matt P.
    07/25/2019 03:19

    This was debunked by fact checkers, why is it still online?

  • Torrey S.
    07/24/2019 11:49

    You could just turn these people around in 2 days have them send them back to mexico with there kids and then the detention centers would not be overcrowded

  • Joe P.
    07/24/2019 02:57

    Know what would solve this entire problem? Stop encouraging them to enter the country illeagally i hear if they dont come here they wont be put in these detention centers

  • David C.
    07/22/2019 19:43

    I bet the worse conditions here are still better than where they came from!

  • Dave T.
    07/22/2019 17:46

    Well... Come to America the legal way, they won't have the problem.

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