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Schumer decries 'awful' conditions at migrant detention facility

Posted On: Jul 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Schumer decries 'awful' conditions at migrant detention facility

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused the Trump administration of treating detained migrants “like criminals” after touring a Texas detention facility on Friday, calling conditions he saw there “awful.” The New York Democrat, who led a dozen Senate Democrats to the border, blamed the administration for “inhumane” conditions at the detention centers. He said even though authorities tried to “make things look better” the day before their visit, the conditions were still appalling. “They're treating them all like criminals,” Schumer said from the border after the tour. “And if you listened to the president you'd think they were all criminals. They're not. They're people simply seeking some... honor, decency for their children.” Schumer posted videos on social media during his Friday visit, including one of a child who said he couldn't brush his teeth at the facility. Schumer said that it would be more “fair and a lot easier” to allow people to apply for asylum in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. He...

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