Joaquin Castro Smuggles Device Into Migrant Detention Facility, Captures Photos Of 'Prison-Like' Cell
Castro was one of several members of the House of Representatives who made the trip to Texas Monday. The 38-member Hispanic Caucus led the trip for congressmen and women such as Castro, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, California Rep. Judy Chu, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy and others.
"Our border patrol system is broken. And part of the reason it stays broken is because it's kept secret. The American people must see what is being carried out in their name," Castro said to begin a lengthy Twitter thread where he documented what he and other delegates had seen during their visit.
"Many said they had not bathed for 15 days. Some had been separated from children, some had been held for more than 50 days. Several complained they had not received their medications, including one for epilepsy. Members of Congress comforted them when the women broke down," he said.