Representatives from the Texas Congressional Delegation went inside the Donna detention facility this past Monday and are expected to visit another detention facility in Carrizo Spring this Wednesday.
Cameras are not allowed inside the migrant facilities, which President Joe Biden said at his Press Conference last week, is working on.
According to the Texas House member representatives, the facilities have poor conditions to accommodate minor migrants, some as young as 6 months old.
“No matter what you see from our small lenses is equal to the emotion that you feel when you see it in context, pod after pod of kids lying on the ground. Barely enough room to even see the floor,” U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne said.
According to Mark Morgan, former Acting Commissioner for U.S Customs and Border Protection, “the U.S. is on track to apprehend 150,000 immigrants by the end of March— a more than 300% increase from last year.”