Texas Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne and her team recorded on March 29 footage showing what she described as “profoundly inadequate” conditions inside a migrant facility in Donna, Texas.
Van Duyne said thousands of children were crammed in at the center as a “direct result” of what she called President Joe Biden’s “reckless actions.”
Van Duyne tweeted: “Border Patrol warned Biden what would happen if he chose to open the borders. They pleaded with him to stop a crisis before it started & he refused.”
Questioned regarding the situation at the US-Mexico border on March 25, Biden said officials were “sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming.”
Biden said that there was a seasonal variation to migrant movement: “There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February, March. That happens every year.”
NBC said the Donna center had a pandemic capacity of 250. However, 4,100 people were there on March 30. Over 3,400 of them were children, NBC said. Credit: Beth Van Duyne via Storyful