June 24, 2019/Media

Texas Democrats on Reports of Inhumane Border Detention Center Holding Children in Clint, Texas

Austin, TX — A new report last week indicated that Customs and Border Patrol are housing children in an inhumane border facility right here in Texas that includes “children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, toddlers without diapers relieving themselves in their pants and teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.”

The report continues that these children have “no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap.”

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“This is downright cruel and disgusting. Period. Our children are the future of this world and to hold them in a facility like this, without clean clothes, toothbrushes, or soap is inhumane and barbaric.

“This goes beyond politics and bickering. This is a humanitarian tragedy that must be addressed immediately.

“It is sick that the Trump Administration would ever think it’s acceptable to traumatize young children. It is sick that Texas Republicans, like John Cornyn and Greg Abbott, would remain complicit and announce a surge of troops at the border on the same day that these reports come to light. History will not look back kindly at these individuals.”