Rep. Joaquin Castro slams ‘subhuman’ migrant camp conditions: Like watching an episode of 'locked up abroad'
Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro slammed the conditions of migrant camps after another child died as a result of the dangerous trip across the border while in Customs and Border Patrol custody.
The 8-year-old child who died in New Mexico was detained with his father after crossing the border and being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.
According to the El Paso Times, Castro had some tough words for the migrant camps during a teleconference, saying:
"The conditions there really are subhuman. It's like watching an episode of 'Locked Up Abroad' on the National Geographic Channel. They are body-to-body and literally step all over each other. There is an overall systemic crisis within CBP.”
Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the CDC will get involved and investigate the rising number of unhealthy children crossing the border after the controversial deaths.
Castro criticized the generality of her statement and wondered why the response didn’t come before.
Castro has previously toured detention centers with fellow members of Congress. In a statement, the House Minority Whip said it’s up to Congress to figure out what happened and who’s to blame.