Biden Migrant Children Detention Facility Abruptly Shuttered After Death of Worker
The teenage migrant girls were reportedly forced to use “plastic bags for toilets,” according to reports.
A Houston, Texas, area migrant holding facility has been abruptly shut down after the mysterious death of one of the facility’s workers.
Worse for the Biden administration, this facility had only opened three weeks ago.
According to KTRK-TV, a “flurry of activity” occurred outside the facility just before the Department of Health and Human Services shut the facility down.
The facility was set up to house migrant girls from ages 13 to 17. There were reportedly 500 children housed there before it was closed down.
A government press release noted:
Today, HHS announced that all of the children in HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) care at the Emergency Intake Site (EIS) for Unaccompanied Children at the National Association of Christian Churches site in Houston, Texas (NACC Houston) will be immediately unified with sponsors or transferred to an appropriate ORR facility.
The Biden administration did not give a reason for the shutdown.
The Houston Chronicle reported that a worker died in the facility last Friday.
A migrant activist complained about how the girls were treated.
“[The girls] were more treated like merchandise rather than treated as human beings, as people who just went through a very traumatic experience,” said Cesar Espinosa, director of immigrant advocacy group FIEL. “I would not allow my 15-year-old sister to go and volunteer in a place like this because I don’t know what she’s going to see.”
Sources also told ABC News the girls “were at times instructed to use plastic bags for toilets.”
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