A member of the house of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues that the border patrol agents, forcing illegal immigrants to drink from toilets and live in extreme conditions, while the officers sit and laugh.
“Officers kept the women in the cells without water and told them to drink from toilets – said the Congresswoman. So they behaved to members of Congress.”
The trendsetter of new York, together with some other Democrats on Monday, July 1, visited a number of detention centers for migrants, scattered along the southern U.S. border, particularly in Texas.
After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as “psychological warfare” – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc.
Tell me what about that is due to a “lack of funding?”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
According to the Congresswoman, we are talking about a system of cruelty, where people are treated like animals.
Representatives of the border control (CBP) denied the allegations, insisting that the detention centres there is a standard shell that distribute safe drinking water.
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“Nobody drinks water from toilets. They drink potable water from the sinks in the toilets. Just as in any municipal jail of the United States”, – noted in CBP.
A member of the house of representatives Judy Chu from California also was among the Democrats who called for the detention centers for migrants.
“If you want water, just drink from the toilet. That’s what border patrol said one woman we met on the trip. What we saw was awful and disgusting. We need urgent change” – wrote Chu in Twitter account.
Democrats in Texas met the indignant supporters of Donald trumpwho tried to disrupt the press conference. So, Ocasio-Cortez suggested to”go back to new York” and asked if she brought a bow to shed a tear during visits to centers for migrants.
Ocasio-Cortez said that border patrol forces illegal immigrants to drink from toilets updated: July 2, 2019 author: Alina Dykman