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Watchdog releases photos of overcrowding inside Texas migrant detention facilities

Watchdog releases photos of overcrowding inside Texas migrant detention facilities

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"I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent", Judd wrote in a Fox News op-ed on Tuesday, going after Ocasio-Cortez for comparing agents securing US borders and detention facilities to Nazis and concentration camps.

(Photo: Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General) The inspectors observed families crowded into the Border Patrol's McAllen, Texas, station on June 10. "@AOC was inside each one for the maximum amount of time-first one in, last one out", Katz wrote in reply to Giaritelli's post.

'This isn't about 'a few bad eggs.' This is a violent culture, ' she wrote, adding the CBP is a 'rogue agency'.

Twitter had plenty to say after Kilmeade's comments, with many, including Ocasio-Cortez, criticizing Kilmeade for his comments while some came to his defense.

Border Patrol chief Carla Provost denounced the "inappropriate" posts in the Facebook group and the CBP, which oversees the Border Patrol, said it had launched an investigation.

An image of an overcrowded area holding families at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, was also released as part of the report.

"They fought us tooth and nail against that $4.5 million in humanitarian aid the president needed, that DHS needed", he noted. The Democratic-led House had pushed for more restrictions on how the money could be used and stricter oversight, but ultimately lost the battle.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, center, announced that the Trump administration will temporarily reassign several hundred border inspectors during a news conference at the border in El Paso, Texas, March 27, 2019.

In short, border authorities and right-wing elites are clearly annoyed that they have such a powerful opponent in Ocasio-Cortez. They have called the Black Lives Matter activists "domestic terrorists" and Mexico "a corrupt country".

The president also came to the defense of border patrol agents and said they're doing a "great job".

This comes after a group of Democratic lawmakers toured the facilities in Texas accusing their conditions of being "horrifying" and inhumane. "It feels like a jail", said Rep. Joseph P Kennedy III of MA, "and they're treating them like they're in jail". "No way to keep a child or innocent human being".

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees border patrols, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on her statements.

Castro said there would likely be a Congressional investigation into the Facebook posts.

On "Fox and Friends" the host attempted to explain the challenges being faced by border patrol agents dealing with an influx of migrants at the United States-Mexico border.

Commentators in the group referred to a drowned migrant father and his toddler as "floaters". One commenter suggested the image was doctored because the bodies were too clean. "We've all seen the dems and liberal parties do some pretty sick things..."

"They have showers, put them all through medical assessment", Marshall said. Some had been separated from their children and held for more than 50 days, he said. The administration's lack of interest in humane treatment of migrants was well-documented before Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow members of Congress visited.

Her tweet set off a firestorm of criticism from GOP lawmakers and others over her use of "concentration camps", with some saying she was unfairly comparing the southern border to the Holocaust.

The reported posts in this Border Patrol Facebook group are unacceptable, and we need those responsible to be held accountable.

"Whether one agrees with the politics of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Escobar, they both must be treated with dignity and respect", according to a statement from the union.

Rodriguez is not the only pastor to contradict Ocasio-Cortez's claims after touring a border facility.