week we inspected conditions at the Rio Grande Valley border sector.
It’s the busiest sector for unauthorized entry into our country.
Here’s what we saw (THREAD):
We received a briefing from @CBPRGV Chief Rodolfo Karisch.
He gave us an update on the current status of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
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3 months ago
The President’s had enough! Can’t blame him. (1/7)
to conduct oversight of the executive branch. But that’s not what the
Democrats are doing.
They’re digging into the President’s personal life from BEFORE he was a
candidate. There can only be one reason to do this: POLITICS. (2/7)
-IRS targeting conservatives
-Fast & Furious gun-running
-Solyndra and other green companies wasting taxpayer dollars
-FBI/DOJ targeting Trump campaign (3/7)
a month ago
Committee will hold a hearing on “The Trump Administration’s Child
Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment.” I’ll be
livetweeting parts of the hearing (from 10AM-12PM).
Here’s the livestream. oversight.house.gov/legislation/he…
first will be four members of Congress themselves testifying about what
they witnessed firsthand at the border on a recent trip:
Representatives @AOC, @RepEscobar, @RashidaTlaib, and @AyannaPressley.
non-government witnesses. Members will hear from Jennifer Costello,
Acting DHS Inspector General, Ann Maxwell, Assistant IG for HHS,
Columbia Law’s Elora Mukherjee, @youngcenter‘s Jennifer Nagda, and former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
a month ago
One senior manager at a facility called the situation a “ticking time
bomb,” according to DHS Office of the Inspector General report. on.msnbc.com/2ND1sKC
conditions in another sector of the southern border, publishing photos
of overcrowding in Rio Grande Valley migrant facilities and finding that
children there did not have access to showers and had to sleep on
saw investigators walking through, they banged on the cell windows and
pressed notes against the plexiglass to show the amount of time they had
spent in custody, the report says. One said “Help. 40 Days Here.” nbcnews.to/2XQHP65
2 months ago
report on “dangerous overcrowding” at the El Paso Del Norte Processing
Center is now out.
900 people held in a facility designed for 125!
In one case, “a cell with a maximum capacity of 35 held 155 detainees.”
in the El Paso area over the week of May 6, 2019. What they found was
massively overcrowded cells with asylum seekers packed in like sardines.
8 months ago
disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two
tons of marijuana over the weekend.
Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of
marijuana cross the Rio Grande. After crossing, the smugglers loaded the
narcotics into a Ford F-150 parked along the river.
8 months ago
On Saturday, Fort Brown agents apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island, Texas.
one of the illegal aliens as a recidivist alien with a prior arrest and
conviction in St. Paul, Minnesota, for sexual exploitation of a minor –
8 months ago
in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in
two separate incidents.
encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of
Entry. During processing, agents identified a Guatemalan national with a
prior arrest and conviction in St. Mary County, Maryland,
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