The number of migrant children detained at the San Antonio, Texas facility has nearly tripled in less than two weeks as state and federal agencies have received complaints of violations occurring. There
On March 29, 500 boys aged 13 to 17 were taken to the Freeman Expo Center on Monday, the figure soared to 1,370, officials said, according to local station KSAT.
TEXAS GOV ABBOTT blamed the bid for making allegations of sexual assault at the convenience of child migration.
“There are too many people, not enough people,” said D-Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar. “We are now facing a humanitarian crisis and I use the word crisis,”; he added.
Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott is urging President Biden to close the facility after the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services received complaints of child abuse there. Abbott said this included allegations of sexual harassment, failure to separate children infected with COVID-19, children not eating and insufficient staff.
“In short, this place is a health and safety nightmare. The Biden administration is now supervising the child,” Abbott told reporters.
Hundreds of immigrants have been arrested at the US-Mexico border in the form of videos of young children adding to the pressure on BIDEN’s administration.
The governor said the current situation was “A by-product of President Biden’s open border policy” and the administration’s failure to plan for these consequences.
Children in a service facility should be released to a sponsor or moved to one of the Department of Health and Human Services’ long-term shelters.
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The governor urged the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to immediately open an investigation into allegations of child abuse.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to visit two Texas border towns on Thursday. He will meet with local law enforcement officers in El Paso and McAllen, according to KFOX 14.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall and Brie Stimson contributed to this report.