SAN DIEGO, California – A high-ranking Republican representative of the House, who visited several federal immigration offices on Friday in the country's most heavily trafficked area for illegal border crossings, described the congress visit as a "reality check" on the functioning of federal agents and Law Enforcement Partners Despite statements by the Democrats to the contrary, "their butt works off".
Rep. North Carolina's Mark Walker and a nonpartisan group visited three customs and border guards and a refugee reception facility in McAllen, Texas, and Donna, Texas. He said he witnessed federal agents appearing to look after those in custody, although "this is not part of their job description."
"It's really a reality check that somebody gets up there and works to make sure it's not." Crisis, as the Democrats did six months ago, "said Walker, senior member of the House's subcommittee on internal security. Facilitation and Operations telephoned the Washington Examiner on Friday night. "These border guards work with a level of professional service that is rarely seen, and anyone who would say otherwise would be insincere."
Chairwoman of the subcommittee, Kathleen Rice, said before the trip that legislators would go south to Texas to investigate the "inhumane treatment and the conditions under which migrants have suffered". A group of nine members of the House, including seven Democrats and two Republicans, attended Friday and visited the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Border Patrol Donna Station, Hidalgo Port of Entry, and an HHS facility housing unaccompanied migrant children.
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Walker said he saw a room full of diapers, clothes, groceries, and other supplies in a border patrol, indicating that the agency had the resources to meet people's needs. Congress has recently approved $ 4.6 billion in additional funding for the humanitarian crisis and the Southern Border Security Crisis, where twice the number of people in the first nine months of fiscal 2019 occurred in the previous year.
"It's as if there were a thousand people in your home this week, they would do anything to ensure the care and quality you can, but before you get any support, it's overwhelming it's what we're looking for here, "he said.
Democrats have condemned the 73 border guard stations along the southern border as" concentration camps. "Democratic senators who traveled to McAllen, Texas, detention centers reported very negatively the circumstances in which they witnessed Chuck Schumer, the chairman of the Senate minority, described the circumstances as "inhuman." […] The Acting Minister of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan told lawmakers that at a hearing earlier this week during a hearing Detention center masses of people are in custody, as democrats will not provide additional funds for immigration and Customs enforcement, where Border Patrol is to transfer persons after the initial recording and conduct of interviews.
Walker reported that he learned that more than half of all detained persons were under the age of 18, as compared to 2014, when only 1% of the detainees were underage. In addition to children and families, he learned that adults from countries such as Pakistan and China were detained after paying more than US $ 30,000 for smuggling to the US
said Walker, a former pastor in Greensboro, North Carolina sees the people in detention with a "compassionist perspective."
"These are people. These people were created. And in my belief, I know that God loves these people as much as he loves me, "he said. "But this immigration system has taken in one million immigrants in the last two years … these border guards are unable to secure a limit on the amount of drugs and trafficking because of the influx."
The founder of the Republican Study Committee did not want to predict whether both parties could reach a long-term solution before the August break.