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CLOSE TO THE RIO GRANDE GABE GUTIERREZ IS AT THE BORDER GABE GUTIERREZ IS AT THE BORDER WHERE THOUSANDS ARE WAITING TO WHERE THOUSANDS ARE WAITING TO BE PROCESSED

BE PROCESSED >> Reporter: THIS COMES AS THE >> Reporter: THIS COMES AS THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE IS RAGING IMMIGRATION DEBATE IS RAGING WE’RE AT THE INTERNATIONAL WE’RE AT THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER CROSSING BORDER CROSSING

ONE OF THEM IN EL PASO ONE OF THEM IN EL PASO BEHIND ME IS JUAREZ, MEXICO BEHIND ME IS JUAREZ, MEXICO ACROSS THAT BRIDGE WHERE ACROSS THAT BRIDGE WHERE THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS ARE THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS ARE WAITING TO APPLY

WAITING TO APPLY WE HAVE SEEN CLEAR PICTURES WE HAVE SEEN CLEAR PICTURES ABOUT HOW BAD THE BACK LOG IT ABOUT HOW BAD THE BACK LOG IT GOTTEN GOTTEN NOW THESE NEWLY RELEASED IMAGES NOW THESE NEWLY RELEASED IMAGES ARE OFFERING THE CLEAREST ARE OFFERING THE CLEAREST PICTURE YET OF WHAT A GOVERNMENT PICTURE YET OF WHAT A GOVERNMENT WATCH DOG DESCRIBES AS DANGEROUS WATCH DOG DESCRIBES AS DANGEROUS OVERCROWDING OVERCROWDING

THE REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF THE REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REVEALS ONE INSPECTOR GENERAL REVEALS ONE SENIOR MANAGE CALLED THE SENIOR MANAGE CALLED THE SITUATION, QUOTE, A TICKING TIME SITUATION, QUOTE, A TICKING TIME BOMB BOMB GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATORS TOURED GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATORS TOURED SEVERAL BORDER PATROL STATIONS SEVERAL BORDER PATROL STATIONS LAST MONTH LAST MONTH IN THIS PHOTO, INSPECTORS SAY 82 IN THIS PHOTO, INSPECTORS SAY 82 MEN WERE CRAMMED IN A CELL WITH MEN WERE CRAMMED IN A CELL WITH A CAPACITY OF JUST 41

A CAPACITY OF JUST 41 AND ANOTHER PHOTO, ONE MIGRANT AND ANOTHER PHOTO, ONE MIGRANT HELD UP A SIGN WITH THE WORLD HELD UP A SIGN WITH THE WORLD HELP, WRITING HE’D BEEN IN HELP, WRITING HE’D BEEN IN CUSTODY FOR 40 DAYS CUSTODY FOR 40 DAYS THE REPORT SAYS AT LEAST AT THE REPORT SAYS AT LEAST AT THESE FACILITIES CHILDREN HAD THESE FACILITIES CHILDREN HAD LIMITED ACCESS TO A CHANGE OF LIMITED ACCESS TO A CHANGE OF CLOTHES CLOTHES

AND TWO FACILITIES HAD NOT AND TWO FACILITIES HAD NOT PROVIDED CHILDREN ACCESS TO HOT PROVIDED CHILDREN ACCESS TO HOT MEALS MEALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM SOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM SOUTH FLORIDA TO NEW MEXICO TO FLORIDA TO NEW MEXICO TO CALIFORNIA, THERE WERE PROTESTS CALIFORNIA, THERE WERE PROTESTS DEMANDING MIGRANT DETENSION DEMANDING MIGRANT DETENSION CENTERS BE SHUT DOWN CENTERS BE SHUT DOWN FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE REPEATEDLY SAID THEY’RE FACING A REPEATEDLY SAID THEY’RE FACING A SURGE OF MIGRANTS

SURGE OF MIGRANTS ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL DHS ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL DHS DOCUMENT, THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN DOCUMENT, THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN CUSTODY HAS DROPPED IN CUSTODY HAS DROPPED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PAST MONTH MONTH SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP ARGUE THAT’S DUE TO HIS ARGUE THAT’S DUE TO HIS ADMINISTRATION’S CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION’S CHANGES IN ASYLUM POLICY ASYLUM POLICY

CRITICS ARGUE THAT’S TYPICALLY CRITICS ARGUE THAT’S TYPICALLY WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE HOT WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS SUMMER MONTHS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE PLANNING AN

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