The new images that surfaced late last week of the horrifying conditions at a Donna, Tex Customs and Border Patrol facility spurred lawmakers and federal law enforcement officials into action. The news came just three days after Sara A. Carter broke the story about the Donna, Tex facility live on Hannity.
A whistleblowers email obtained by Carter revealed the “dangerous” and deplorable conditions at the facility for both the children, civilian workers and the law enforcement officials charged with taking care of the facility.
The images were first tweeted out by Sen.Ted Cruz Friday. It revealed the severe overcrowding and unclean, unsafe conditions. Cruz called it “a humiliation” and “public health crisis.”
“The CBP facility in Donna, Texas is a tragic superspreader event caused by the Biden admin,” Cruz tweeted Friday. “Per CBP, the Donna facility has a 10% positivity rate. Roughly 4000 aliens are cramped together into cages.”
Several GOP senators traveled to Donna, Tex. to see the conditions and to tour the border area. Cruz tweeted out another video of human traffickers yelling at the senator from Mexico as they moved to enter the United States.
A delegation of 18 lawmakers led by Cruz demanded entry into the Donna facility after Carter released a whistleblower email she obtained. The letter called the holding building “extremely unsafe and unhealthy for the detainees, agents, and civilian workforce.”
“The overcrowding is inhumane, especially for the children,” the letter continued. “Pod 3A is designed to hold 80 people and on this day we have 694 unaccompanied children with two agents maintaining custody. That is 867% of the stated capacity of this detention space.”
“The agents cannot possibly provide for the care, health, and safety of aliens in our custody, nor can we reasonably do so for ourselves,” the email reads.
Carter has recently spent time covering the growing migration crisis in Texas and Arizona. She is reporting on the unraveling situation.
“[These children] have been through enough already,” Carter told Hannity Tuesday. “Some of these children are as young as 4, 7 years old. Some of them have traveled all alone, across three countries, to get here to the United States.”
Watch Sara Carter’s interview here.
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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”
“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.
“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.
Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”
Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”
“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”
In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”
Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”
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