In response to over a dozen Republican Senators visiting the U.S. Mexico border to see the conditions in which migrants were being held, Ilhan Omar came to the defense of President Biden.
Omar claimed the Biden administration is working on “how to deploy maximum humanity and dignity…in the most effective way to address a problem that was created by an administration that believed that they had to create maximum pain in order for immigrants not to come to our border.”
Omar added “so when you have an administration now that says ‘we are going to deploy maximum humanity and dignity in treating people in regards to our policies,’ then we are excited because we see partners in humanity, we see partners in children who are coming to our country seeking help.”
Rep. @IlhanMN says the Biden admin is trying to ‘deploy maximum humanity and dignity’ for immigrants where the Trump admin ‘believed you had to create maximum pain in order for immigrants not to come to our border’ pic.twitter.com/FyREBV5b5I
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 26, 2021
Footage from Texas Senator Ted Cruz showed highly overcrowded conditions at the CBP facility.
How far is Joe Biden going to stop the American people from seeing inside the Donna CBP facility?
Biden sent a political operative from DC to block our cameras and even threatened another senator to obstruct legitimate congressional oversight. pic.twitter.com/vHT2U7Nh1z
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 28, 2021
Rep. Chip Roy also shared photos of disturbing conditions.
This CBP facility in Donna, TX is built to hold 250 people.
Right now it's holding 5,700 in the middle of a pandemic.
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) March 29, 2021