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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Responds to Sen. Merkley’s Denied Entry into Immigration Detention Center

June 5, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has issued the following statement in response to reports that Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was denied entry to an immigration detention center over the weekend in Brownsville, Texas:

“I am left shocked, concerned, and confused as to why Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was denied entry into an immigration detention center located in Brownsville, Texas,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “I stand with Senator Merkley in requesting evidence that immigrant children are being treated in a fair and humane manner once taken into custody by the federal government. What happened over the weekend is unacceptable, and the American people deserve answers from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS).”

 

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