Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) visited an immigration detention center in McAllen, Texas on Sunday. She called it “disturbing.”
Said Warren: “It’s a disturbing picture. There are children by themselves. I saw a six-month-old baby, little girls, little boys. There are mothers with their babies, with small children. Family units are together if it’s a very small child, but little girls who are 12 years old are taken away from the rest of their families and held separately. Or little boys. They’re all lying on concrete floors in cages. There’s just no other way to describe it. They’re big chain link cages on cold concrete floors and metal blankets handed out to people. People are all just waiting and frightened.”
Warren added that she spoke to those detained with a translator and heard about the brutality from which they were fleeing.
Today, I'm in McAllen, TX. What I've witnessed here is truly disturbing. People are being held in cages – there's no other way to describe it. There are children by themselves. Mothers with young babies. They have nothing but the clothes on their backs pic.twitter.com/1VuVdLa42T
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 24, 2018