Recently, RAICES team, ACLU El Paso, and Annunciation House met with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Ayanna Pressley here at the border. The Congresswomen came to view the Border Patrol facilities for themselves. They wanted to visit Clint, TX, the site of public outcry after a team of lawyers interviewed more than 50 children and found shocking conditions. Children with rampant, untreated flu and lice outbreaks, covered in filth and forced to sleep on cold floors. Older children taking care of younger children. Some of these children had been held there for weeks.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Representative Ayanna Pressley came because they want to hear more than just what Border Patrol agents have to say. We know that Customs & Border Protection (CBP) practice is to cover up their unjust practices. That’s why the Congresswomen joined immigrant rights groups in touring a Border Patrol facility.
Urge your representatives to visit these facilities and see for themselves and ask them to hold CBP accountable for the inhumane treatment of immigrants.