Acting DHS chief starts 'immediate investigation' into secret border agent Facebook group

Ocasio-Cortez told reporters she was "not safe from the officers in the facility". She added that the group of congresspeople was met with hostility from the guards.

Migrant families from various countries having been illegally pouring into the unprecedented numbers in recent months, overwhelming authorities and ratcheting up the political blame game over who may be at fault.

Ocasio-Cortez made numerous other salacious claims which were widely dismissed as being false and dishonest.

Klein said the code of conduct for CBP employees bars them from making hateful or abusive comments on social media. This included Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. And there are people that were in that Facebook group who said, "I want to alert the media about this". I met grandmothers, mothers and fathers who are suffering. "Weeks without showers. All of them separated from their families".

The report's authors recognized "the extraordinary challenges" faced by CBP and credited DHS for trying to more quickly process the children unaccompanied by a parent.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks to the press in San Antonio on Tuesday. "This is El Paso Border Station #1". And I just have not seen people who would post memes joking about sexual assault, apparently celebrating sexual assault. 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. "Break out the onions", a woman cried, mocking how some of the Democrats grew visibly emotional in front of the microphones.

An El Paso Border Patrol official on Monday confirmed the awful conditions at the migrant detention centers, including a culture of border agents' derogatory treatment of the detainees.

"What's heart-wrenching is that we have both Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress who can't come together for the objective of doing the right thing and finding a solution to our immigration crisis", he said.

The pastor, who previously served as an adviser to former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said "what's heart-wrenching" about the current situation "is that we have both Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress, who can't come together for the objective of doing the right thing and finding a solution to our immigration crisis".

Ocasio-Cortez and the other members of Congress visited a Border Patrol detention facility in El Paso, Texas, and another in nearby Clint, Texas.

Problems dealing with asylum could be linked to Democrats with open arms attracting too many of them to America, according to Gingrich. "I'm 5'4". They're just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior".

The images were released Tuesday by USA government auditors who visited facilities in South Texas where migrant adults and children who crossed the nearby border with Mexico are processed and detained.

"We were not allowed to speak to children", Merkley told Salon. They took that information anecdotally to interviews with children, with children mind you, from the age of 2 to the age of 17. Then after 100 people, it would be a little bit taxed, maybe you get an outdoor facility.

In its response, the Department of Homeland Security said it is working to increase Border Patrol's capacity, adding two tent cities to the Rio Grande Valley area that can detain an additional 500 people each.

Mexico's government, citing unpublished United States data, on Wednesday said migrant arrests at the border fell 30% in June from the previous month after it launched a migration restriction policy as part of a deal with the USA to avoid possible trade tariffs.

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