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Photos from Inside Border Shelters Have Finally Emerged: ‘Terrible Conditions for the Children’

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A Texas congressman is denouncing conditions in which children who crossed the border illegally are being held in the Customs and Border Protection temporary facility in Donna, Texas.

The facility was set up to house the overflow from other facilities that have been swamped by the flood of migrants entering the country illegally.

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas told the news outlet Axios that the facility provided “terrible conditions for the children.” He also released images from inside the facility to the website.

As of Saturday, about 10,000 migrants were being held in CBP custody, according to Axios.

About half of those are children, Axios reported, many of whom had been held longer than the supposed maximum of three days.

The Biden administration has banned media organizations from photographing the interior of the facilities where thousands of unaccompanied children are being held. Cuellar said he did not tour the facility, but was given the images.

The facility has eight so-called pods with a capacity of 260 each, Cuellar told Axios. As of Sunday, one pod had 400 male minors, he said.

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