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Reporters finally allowed visiting migrant facility in Texas to see the grim pictures of border crisis

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On Tuesday, the reporters were finally allowed to visit a packed migrant facility on Texas to witness thousands of housed migrants who are being kept in “unhuman” conditions what the Biden administration still dismisses as a crisis.

The facility is located in Donna, Texas with capacity of about 4,100 migrant on 140,000 square feet, and it has been under the scrutiny since the Trump administration. The so-called “cages” which were criticized while Trump was in office, have not gone anywhere since then. Still, the officials reportedly warn of a million more migrants to arrive this year.

The reporters at the facility saw more than 3,000 of migrant who are unaccompanied minors, thirty-nine of whom have been at Donna for more than 15 days.

Each “cage,” also called “pods,” contain about 600 migrants in total. The guidelines say there should be 32 migrants in each pod, FOX News reports.

The children can be seen sleeping under metallic foil blankets on three-inch gym mats. None of them wear mask, although the facility provides it. The youngest child at the facility as of now is just 4-months-old.

"This is inhumane, it is wrong and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall, to return to catch-and-release, and to end the stay-in-Mexico policy," Ted Cruz said Friday after touring the Donna facility.

The reporters were told that there are over 500 Border Patrol agents working at the facility. The cost of running the facility is $16 million each month apart from the claimed $6 million, officials said.

According to FOX, everyday two planes fly from the Rio Grande Valley El Paso and San Diego transporting migrants. The Department of Homeland Security turned over 600 unaccompanied children to HHS on Monday and will have 270 migrants leave on Tuesday.

"He [Trump], in fact, shut down the number of beds available,"  Biden said at a press conference last week. "He did not fund HHS to get people to get the children out of those Border Patrol facilities, where they should not be and not supposed to be more than a few days. But he dismantled all of that."

President Biden also pledged more transparency for reporters "as soon as I am in a position to be able to implement what we are doing right now." 

 

Author: Usa Really