Rep. Torres Cites 'Inhumane' Conditions: Female Migrants Were Drinking Out of Reused Paper Cups...

CNS News | 7/2/2019 | Staff
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( - Democrats who visited several migrant detention centers on Monday did not expect to be impressed. In fact, the outrage they carried with them erupted in full view of the TV cameras, as one after another complained about women being forced to drink out of toilets and other alleged degradations.

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) was among the delegation visiting several holding facilities near El Paso.

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"I did not see women drinking out of the toilet," Torres told CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday. "However, that is exactly what these women said to us, that there is no running water within the cell except for a flushable toilet.

"They were also using reusable throw-away cups, not plastic, but paper cups. You could tell that they had been used for maybe a couple of days because of how they looked. Those are inhumane conditions for adults, but can you imagine seeing babies, seeing toddlers in those conditions," Torres said.

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"The world ought to be outraged about what is happening here within our nation, and I call on the world to act and demand better."

Torres said she saw "jail cells, cement jail cells where children are being kept alone in group-like settings. Children that are sitting and sleeping on the floor with an air conditioner going full blast, wearing nothing but the dirty clothes and being covered with a aluminum type of sheet.

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“Imagine your child having to live under those conditions. It is inhumane, it is embarrassing, and what we need to do is we need to send every single one of these border agents back to training, because they certainly haven't been versed on what is humane and inhumane."

Torres said she understands that Border Patrol agency is "overwhelmed" by the massive influx of foreigners, many of them families and children from Central America.

She also noted that...
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