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Home | News | Gallery+Story: Congressional delegations visit Clint, Hondo Pass Border Patrol Stations

Gallery+Story: Congressional delegations visit Clint, Hondo Pass Border Patrol Stations

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Judiciary Committee and Freshman Representative of the Hispanic Caucus, led a delegation to El Paso and Clint to investigate several facilities used to detain immigrants.

The visit to the Border Patrol stations came on the heels of a report that revealed a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents, where users allegedly made controversial comments about the migrants being held at the facilities, the border in general, and ‘throwing burritos’ at the visiting congressional detail.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) attended the event, touring the facility at Hondo Pass and the Clint Border Patrol Station.

As Ocasio-Cortez left Hondo Pass, she shared with members of the press a story she had been told of a woman forced to drink water from the toilet in her stall.

Later she tweeted about the experience.

In Clint, two groups of protesters gathered. While the Representatives toured the facility, the groups clashed – shouting at each other about the needs of children at the facilities.

The hostilities continued when members of the House addressed the press – with Islamic slurs being thrown at Congresswoman Tlaib.

Later in the afternoon, on Twitter, Representative Joe Kennedy described the entire tour atmosphere as “contentious and uncooperative,” writing the following in a thread of Tweets:

Author: Jordyn Rozensky  |  Gallery by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – El Paso Herald Post 

About Jordyn Rozensky

Jordyn Rozensky is a writer and documentary photographer. She came to El Paso after a yearlong photography and storytelling campaign with Tendency to Wander (www.tendencyto.com). Jordyn holds a BA from Smith College and a master's in public policy from Brandeis University. In El Paso, she owns Frontera Studio (www.fronterastudio.com).

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