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July 8th, 2021
Rep. Grijalva Calls for Investigation into Migrant Facility at Fort Bliss After Whistleblower Complaint

WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva called for an investigation into a facility housing migrant children in Fort Bliss, Texas after whistleblowers filed a federal complaint alleging rampant abuse and neglect. The complaint details lack of medical care, clothing, and regular showers for children in their care and highlights the lack of childcare experience of those working in the facility. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“These allegations are horrific and have no place in our asylum system. Children do not belong in detention, and I’ve long advocated for the closure of these types of facilities. Those fleeing violence from their home countries should be met with compassion, dignity, and quality care that recognizes their hardships. The Biden Administration must pursue community-based alternatives to detention that put the welfare of children first. We need an independent investigation to determine exactly what’s going on and end these inhumane practices one and for all.”


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