Arizona Border Patrol shared a video tour of their facility this week, directly refuting claims about the conditions in the facility made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y).
Last week, the New York lawmaker toured facilities at the U.S. southern border, blasting them for allegedly being inhumane and unsanitary.
What are the details?
The Arizona Border Patrol posted the video Wednesday and captioned it, “Here is a look at the inside of a #BorderPatrol processing center with Chief Patrol Agent of #TucsonSector Roy Villareal.”
In the video, Villareal can be seen showing well-stocked supply closets, filled with medical supplies, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies. A supply cart full of food, baby formula, and blankets can also be seen.
Villareal could also be seen drinking water from a water supply in a holding cell.
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) July 4, 2019
According to the Daily Caller, Villareal said that his intent in sharing the video was “to dispel some of the misinformation that’s out there” and to prove that the centers aren’t nearly what they’re being reported as.
In extremely heated remarks, Ocasio-Cortez said that she witnessed horrible treatment during her visits to the detention centers.
She alleged that young children did not have access to clean diapers, and insisted that many detainees also reportedly went without ample access to clean water or food — even claiming that some were told to drink from the toilet. The freshman lawmaker also referred to the facilities as “concentration camps,” a term that did not go over well with those lawmakers on either side of the aisle.
During an Instagram streaming session, Ocasio-Cortez said, “he United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.”
She added, “The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”
Author: Sarah Taylor