Tlaib slams 'lack of outrage' about overcrowding at Border Patrol facility

Tlaib slams 'lack of outrage' about overcrowding at Border Patrol facility
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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Sally Yates: Moral fiber of US being 'shredded by unapologetic racism' MORE (D-Mich.) on Friday criticized the lack of outrage about how people are being treated at the border. 

"I want to scream right now," she tweeted. "I am so taken aback by the lack of outrage in how we are treating human beings in our country." 

Tlaib quote-tweeted a House Homeland Security Committee tweet containing photos of alleged overcrowding from a Department of Homeland Security watchdog report released this week that said there was "dangerous overcrowding" at a migrant processing facility

The inspector general report said that the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center in Texas, which has a maximum capacity of 125 people, was holding as many as 900. 


"[Customs and Border Protection] was struggling to maintain hygienic conditions in the holding cells. With limited access to showers and clean clothing, detainees were wearing soiled clothing for days or weeks," the report said. "We also observed detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets."

It determined that the agency should “take immediate steps to alleviate the overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center.” The agency concurred with the report's finding.