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PoliticsPence visits migrant detention center near southern border to 'see firsthand the humanitarian crisis'

00:41  13 july  2019
00:41  13 july  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Trump: 'I want the press to go in and see' migrant detention centers

Trump: 'I want the press to go in and see' migrant detention centers President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants members of the press to "go in and see" migrant detention centers. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Asked if he would visit the US Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas, that the New York Times and El Paso Times recently reported on, Trump told reporters, "What we're going to do is I'm going to start showing some of these detention centers ... to the press.

Mike Pence visiting border to counter ‘absurd’ claims about treatment of migrants , aide says. But President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have argued that the crisis has been building for Short said Pence is going to "really highlight what is happening inside" the detention centers

The center became a central processing facility in 2014 amid the increased numbers of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern border , and Pence and the senators will The team’s visit to the White House remains in question following sharp criticism of Trump from star

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Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant detention center in Texas on Friday to “see firsthand the humanitarian crisis” at the southern border.

Pence -- he was joined by lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee -- visited the Donna Holding Facility amid concerns about the migrant surge and poor conditions at detention centers. The centers include people who have crossed into the U.S. illegally, and those claiming asylum from Central America.

Vice President Pence to visit border amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers

Vice President Pence to visit border amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to the southern border Friday, the same day that House Democrats are holding a hearing on migrant detention centers.

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to the southern border Friday, the same day that House Democrats are holding a hearing on migrant detention centers . Vice President Pence to visit border amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers .

Now, African migrants who head to Europe face indefinite detention in facilities on the north coast of Libya. According to the U.N., these detention centers are “an The African migration is indicative of how much larger the humanitarian crisis at the southern border could get — unless Congress acts.

During the visit, Pence approached a small group of children and asked them in English – a handler translated to Spanish – if they were comfortable and being taken care of. The children nodded yes.

“God bless you,” Pence said before walking away, according to a pool report.

Earlier, the vice president called for securing the border to stop illegal immigration, calling it a “humanitarian crisis.”

[email protected] and I are traveling down to Texas where we will see firsthand the humanitarian crisis at the border. We MUST secure our border for the safety of the American people and the victims of dangerous human trafficking cartels,” Pence tweeted Friday.

Later Friday, Pence participated in a roundtable briefing with Border Patrol agents at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas.

Mike Pence heads to border to defend migrant facilities as Democrats decry 'unconscionable' conditions

Mike Pence heads to border to defend migrant facilities as Democrats decry 'unconscionable' conditions Mike Pence will tour a migrant detention center while House Democrats host a hearing about the centers featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . The dueling events will put all eyes — and TV cameras – on conditions at the facilities, which have drawn intense scrutiny due to reports chronicling severe overcrowding and inadequate care for migrant families.

Mike Pence will tour a migrant detention center while House Democrats host a hearing about the centers featuring Rep. WASHINGTON – Two events today more than 1,700 miles apart will put on display the deep divisions over the worsening migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border .

For breakdown by Sector, visit USBP Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector. In May, 11,391 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 10,170 in the month of April and 10,889 in March.

The visit came as progressive Democrats testified on Capitol Hill, ripping into the Trump administration over the detention centers.

At the hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte. D-N.Y., said, “This is a manufactured crisis because the cruelty is manufactured.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, shed tears as she recalled what she saw at the border, and she scolded Trump and others for using the phrase "illegal immigrants."

“No one is illegal,” she said. “That term is derogatory because it dehumanizes people. You can say any other forms of coming in without regulations or so forth but the use of illegal is disrespectful, and I ask my colleagues to try in so many ways not to dehumanize our immigrant neighbors who are trying to come in for a safe haven.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Senate Democrats knocked President Trump's migrant detention policies after a visit to facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and pledged to push for changes to the administration's handling of asylum seekers. More than a dozen Democrats, including Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), toured facilities in McAllen, Texas, and met with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. "You need to change the policy from the top, that includes the president, that includes Mr. [Stephen] Miller, that includes the very top people at CBP," Schumer said during a press conference after the visits, referring to Customs and Border Protection.

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