The New York Post:
Border Facility Photos Leak Revealing Hundreds Of Children Huddled In “Terrible Conditions”
Photos from inside a temporary Customs and Border Protection migrant shelter in Texas offer a sobering glimpse into the overcrowded conditions faced by hundreds of children in US custody.
The photos, provided to Axios by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) on Monday, were taken over the weekend at a “soft-sided” CBP facility in Donna, Texas. He said he did not take the photos himself.
They come as the Biden administration continues its unprecedented media blackout at these facilities — with the Department of Homeland Security outright refusing to allow journalists to visit and report on the conditions.
Speaking to Axios, Cuellar described what he saw as “terrible conditions for the children,” arguing that minors need to be moved far more quickly into the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Under US law, unaccompanied minors are required to be moved from CBP to HHS care within 72 hours.
But in the wake of the spiraling crisis at the border, children have been reported to be in CBP care for upwards of 10 days.
The new administration’s efforts to undo former President Donald Trump’s border policies have unleashed a flood of Central American and Mexican illegal migrants at the US border, including thousands of unescorted children.