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Congressman Sires’ Statement on Inspector General Report Detailing Inhumane Conditions at DHS Detention Facilities

Jul 3, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General report detailing the deplorable conditions of detention facilities at the Southern border:

“The conditions of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention facilities at the Southern border outlined by the Inspector General are inhumane and merely confirm what other reports have already observed. The individuals being detained at these facilities are human beings, many of them children, and deserve to be treated with humanity and respect. This humanitarian crisis has been exacerbated by the policies of the Trump Administration and I urge immediate action to address this gross negligence.”