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USTrump Says Migrants Living ‘Far Better’ in Detention Than at Home

23:35  03 july  2019
23:35  03 july  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Mexico touts efforts to curb flow of migrants to U.S. border

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Trump Says Migrants Living ‘Far Better’ in Detention Than at Home© Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a border funding legislation signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said that undocumented migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border are living in better and safer conditions than in their home countries, after public outcry over the detention of children and adults in unsanitary conditions.

“Many of these illegal aliens are living far better now than where they” came from, “and in far safer conditions,” Trump said Wednesday in consecutive tweets. “No matter how good things actually look, even if perfect, the Democrat visitors will act shocked & aghast at how terrible things are.”

Pelosi presses Trump to make changes to treatment of migrants at border

Pelosi presses Trump to make changes to treatment of migrants at border House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on President Trump to adopt the changes to migrant detention policies that House Democrats proposed in their version of a border funding bill but were not included in the final legislation passed last week. The letter to Trump, released publicly Tuesday, comes amid growing outrage over over conditions faced by migrants detained at the southern border - which was bolstered after Democrats raised alarms while inspecting facilities there this week.

The Trump administration has come under intense scrutiny in recent days amid reports of migrants, including children, being held in appalling conditions. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week accused U.S. border agents of conducting “psychological warfare” against detained migrants who were allegedly told to drink water from toilets if they were thirsty.

“Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Read more: Ocasio-Cortez Says Detained Migrants Told to Drink Toilet Water

Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, took part in a delegation organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to El Paso and Clint, Texas, to investigate facilities used to detain undocumented immigrants. She said on Twitter she “forced” herself into a cell to speak to women, who described “their treatment at the hands of officers as ‘psychological warfare’ - waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc.”

Booker shares 'profoundly alarming' stories of women seeking asylum

Booker shares 'profoundly alarming' stories of women seeking asylum Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday traveled across the southern border to help five women present themselves for asylum in the U.S.Booker, in a series of tweets, shared the "profoundly alarming" stories of five women, writing, "These are my observations. Please don't look away."Today I crossed the US-Mexico border in El Paso with @fams2gether and @LasAmericasIAC to help five women present themselves for asylum in the U.S. Booker, in a series of tweets, shared the "profoundly alarming" stories of five women, writing, "These are my observations. Please don't look away.

A total of 29,153 undocumented migrants were apprehended last month, up more than 200% from June 2018, and an increase of 23% from May of this year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Joshua Gallu in Washington at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at [email protected], Joshua Gallu, Justin Blum

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Pence visits migrant detention center near southern border to 'see firsthand the humanitarian crisis'.
Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant detention center in Texas on Friday to “see firsthand the humanitarian crisis” at the southern border. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); 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.

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