Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was reportedly impressed with an immigration center in Florida that housed migrant children after receiving a tour of the facility Monday.
Wasserman-Schultz and Democratic Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo were given access to an immigration center in Cutler Bay, Fla., where there are reportedly 70 migrant children, 22 of whom had been separated from their parents. After the tour Wasserman-Schultz and Curbelo reportedly “praised the facility,” according to The New York Times reporter Patricia Mazzei.
The children also reportedly had “stuffed animals and colorful comforters and cheery art on the walls” and said the children were smiling.
The tour comes as Democratic lawmakers have continued to try to gain access to different immigration centers across the U.S. after criticizing President Donald Trump and his administrations zero tolerance immigration policy, especially concerning the issue of separating illegal immigrant children from their families, which has been going on long before Trump’s presidency. (RELATED: Dem. Senator Avoids Saying Whether She Protested Obama’s Detention Centers)
Curbelo and Wasserman Schultz praised the facility, which houses some 70 children, 22 of them separated from their parents. The kids had stuffed animals and colorful comforters and cheery art on the walls, they said. Lawmakers spoke to some of the children and said they smiled.
— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) June 25, 2018
Wasserman-Schultz sent out a tweet hours later, despite her positive remarks about the facility earlier, saying “Some of the children in the facility I visited today are as young as 4 years old. These kids should’ve never been separated from their parents. #FamiliesBelongTogether”
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