Ocasio-Cortez calls conditions at border facility ‘horrifying’


Congresswoman said people were ‘drinking out of toilets’ and denounced alleged sexual threats by CBP officers towards her

Following a visit to a migrant detention center in Texas on Monday, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called conditions “horrifying” and denounced sexualized threats against her – allegedly made by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers – in the lead-up to the visit.

Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic colleagues were en route to a facility in Clint, Texas, when ProPublica revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group, branded as a forum for CBP officers, with 9,500 members, some of whom ProPublica linked to public Facebook pages for verified officers.

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