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Friday at a congressional hearing on the separation and treatment of migrant children at the U. S. Mexico border congresswoman Alexander Ocasio Cortez who visited a detention center in el Paso Texas earlier this month got choked up when she described conditions at the facility I believe them when they said they were sleeping on concrete floors for two months I believe them and what was worse about this Mister chairman was the fact that they were American flags hanging all over the facilities that women were being called these names under an American flag the panel also included inspectors general within the department of homeland security who described conditions in the centers as dangerous these issues pose a serious an imminent threat to the health and safety of both DHS personnel in detainees and require the department's immediate attention and action Republicans pushed back saying Democrats weren't giving border patrol the funding they need it Ralph is that our border agents are working tirelessly on the crisis which they did not create and %HESITATION lacking funding and resource from the very Democrats were attacking them democratic congresswoman Rashid it's all leave who also visited the facility said it wasn't about funding , the agents even though they told us not to , and I said what do you think we need to do because you guys are overwhelmed they said one of them stop sending money it's not working this follows a week of troubling testimony in the house , on Wednesday a Guatemalan asylum seeker left some members visibly shaken with the story of her daughter's death saying the toddler had contracted a deadly lung infection during a twenty day detention near the border number one seller not become president trump's tough stance on immigration has been one of his signature policy is facing increasing scrutiny for migrants treatment trump last week tweeted quote if illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built a re fitted detention centers just tell them not to come vice president Mike pence will toward one of the center's later on Friday