Republicans Defend Conditions At Migrant Detention Facilities As Democrats Call For Compassion

Jul 15, 2019

“I wouldn’t take the word of people that are being detained here in McAllen for how they’re being treated.”

From Texas Public Radio

Vice President Mike Pence and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee visited a tent-like temporary detention facility in Donna and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Station in McAllen Friday.

The same day, groups across the country scheduled vigils to protest conditions at migrant detention facilities.

Pence said he saw compassionate and professional care being provided by Border Patrol officials, a view in contrast with the findings of Democrats, medical professionals, and federal government inspectors.