In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. The woman said her daughter is 2 and a Brazil national.
As public outrage grows over the conditions in which thousands of people - some no more than a few months old - are being held by the US government, the report offered new cause for alarm. For example, one called the situation "a ticking time bomb".
The posts threaten to tarnish the Border Patrol's image at one of the most challenging times in its 95-year history. He insists that the toilet water in the facilities are a "step up" from many migrants "based on what the left is telling us their homelands are like". Some had been separated from their children and held for more than 50 days, he said. "We are family, first and foremost", it states, according to ProPublica, which reported its existence on Monday, igniting fierce outcry. The agency did not respond to follow-up questions sent Tuesday.
JUAN GONZÁLEZ: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group. I spoke to border patrol agents, the vast majority of which are Latino and many attended churches that are part of our network, and I asked, 'Hey guys, did you stage this?
On Monday, Border Patrol officials said children receive food and care but said their facilities are not meant to hold anyone for long periods, especially children.
Family: Woman dies from flesh-eating disease in Florida
At the hospital, doctors said she contracted the flesh-eating bacteria. "This is the place she loved", Traci said. We got the swelling down, but it just kept bleeding". "I can't even believe it, that it's really even happening".
Acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan on Wednesday ordered an investigation, describing the reported comments as "disturbing" and "completely unacceptable". Some adults were only receiving bologna sandwiches, causing constipation and in some cases requiring medical attention.
Border Patrol was holding about 8,000 detainees in custody at the time of our visit, with 3,400 held longer than the 72 hours generally permitted under the [Transport, Escort, Detention and Search] TEDS standards. They know what's coming in, and you know who knows it better than anybody?
He went on to post photos of a dozen migrant women who sat atop blue sleeping bags on the ground in a small concrete room. Some were being given wet wipes to clean themselves. While co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested that the NY congresswoman's stance toward migrants was hypocritical, as she had voted against a bill to provide additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security, Earhardt pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez had raised some valid issues of concern. These included detainees clogging toilets with Mylar blankets and socks in order to be released from their cells during maintenance.
The government has wound up with thousands of these children it calls "unaccompanied alien minors" because it does not allow extended relatives such as aunts, uncles and grandparents to accompany children across the border.
But the same understanding did not apply to the two Border Patrol stations in El Paso and Clint, where the lawmakers' phones were confiscated by CBP, and where Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, managed to capture photos and videos on a recording device anyway.
We also know that in her lengthy series of tweets disparaging the Border Patrol, Ocasio-Cortez made no mention of the fact that CBP officers frequently save illegal immigrants from certain death, rescuing entire families who get stranded along the most risky parts of the U.S. -Mexico border and rendering them life-saving aid regardless of their immigration status.
A report publicly released Tuesday details a nightmare scenario for immigrants who are caught attempting to enter the US through Texas. The committee needs to hear directly from the heads of these agencies as soon as possible in light of the nearly daily reports of abuse and defiance.