This Friday, two separate groups of lawmakers are traveling to Rio Grande Valley to spotlight the surge of unaccompanied migrant minors on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas are leading a delegation of 17 senators on Friday to tour a U.S. Custom and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas, this facility was in the spotlight these past days when a series of photographs showing crowds of migrant minors in foil blankets.
Another group leading Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas and other six Democratic House members are visiting a Health and Human Services facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
President Biden said during his news conference on Thursday that plans are underway to provide journalists access to border facilities. “I will commit to transparency and as soon as I’m in a position to be able to implement what we’re doing right now.”
The surge of migrants amid the COVID 19 pandemic has left many migrants in crowded centers, some even staying in Border Patrol facilities for prolonged periods beyond the legal limit, which is the reason lawmakers are getting involved and sharing their concerns about these facilities.