Dem Rep. Sanchez: Not ‘Appropriate’ for Journalists to See Inside Border Facilities Holding Children

‘These detention facilities at the border were not meant for children’


SANCHEZ: “Well, again, when you have numbers -- and the numbers that we see and you have facilities that are appropriate for children but because of Covid protocols, you can't fill them to capacity, you have to have social distancing. They are trying to process children as quickly as they can, and, no, these detention facilities at the border were not meant for children. Children are meant to be in licensed facilities. But because of the numbers and because of the social distancing that's required, they are doing the best that they can. And I don’t necessarily think that it's appropriate for journalists to be inside centers that are not permanent places for children, children are not placed there permanently. They are processed out of those facilities as quickly as possible and as quickly as the facilities will allow.”

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