Biden administration FINALLY lets media into biggest shelter for migrant kids – where one in seven has Covid: Rammed tent structure is at 1,700% capacity with 2,000 kids who’ve overstayed 72-hour legal limit-and there’s a lice outbreak.
President Joe Biden’s administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children. The tour revealed a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 migrants, including children and families, were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping.
The conditions at the border are spiraling into a public relations nightmare for the Biden administration.
New images released every day show children on rafts crossing the Rio Grande, Republicans have shared photos of kids sleeping on the floor of overcrowded shelters wrapped in silver foil blankets, and the government numbers predict more migrants are coming. With thousands of children and families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks and packing facilities, Biden has been under pressure to bring more transparency to the process.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed two journalists from The Associated Press and a crew from CBS to tour the facility in Donna, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Lawmakers also have toured the facility and shared images of the crowded conditions. The shelter has a capacity of 250 but more than 4,100 people were being housed on the property Tuesday.
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