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Politics Ocasio-Cortez criticizes opening of migrant facility for children under Biden

02:20  24 february  2021
02:20  24 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) criticized President Biden's administration on Tuesday for opening a migrant facility for children.

a close up of a woman with dark hair: A close up of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez © The Hill A close up of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay - no matter the administration or party," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

The facility is located in Carrizo Springs, Texas, and will be used to hold children ages 13 to 17. The facility is capable of holding up to 700 migrant children.

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"It's only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"DHS shouldn't exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more," she added.

The White House also defended the facility on Tuesday, saying that it was only temporary and is needed because of the pandemic.

"It's a temporary reopening during COVID-19, our intention is very much to close it, but we want to make sure we can follow COVID protocols," press secretary Jen Psaki said.

Unaccompanied migrant children were moved into the facility the day it was opened. It is unclear how long the administration plans to keep the facility's doors open.

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