The Inspector General released a report on Tuesday that contained photos of severe overcrowding inside two Texas border processing centers. In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer.
In other rooms, men and women wear surgical masks and put their hands on the window.
"We know they have certain views on what black or brown people deserve", Omar said in reference to recent reports of a Facebook group of retired and active border patrol officers which included racist and derogatory images and jokes about illegal immigrants and some Democratic lawmakers.
"Senior managers at several facilities raised security concerns for their agents and the detainees". The inspectors noted in a photo that a detainee held a "help" sign pressed to a cell window.
Around 8,000 people were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Rio Grande Valley in early June, when auditors visited the facilities.
Robert E. Perez is sworn in as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York Director of Field Operations.
"Our border patrol agents advocate for these people, when we don't have food or when we're short on supplies".
"Our immigration system is not equipped to accommodate a migration pattern like the one we are experiencing now", the DHS said.
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DHS has blamed the surge of families crossing the border for straining its capacity. Her office did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. They say the Trump administration has caused the overcrowding by refusing to release migrants entering the country, some of whom are seeking asylum.
The Border Patrol chief has called the posts "completely inappropriate".
- Two facilities inspected had not provided children access to hot meals until the week that auditors arrived. Some detainees were suffering from constipation after a diet consisting only of bologna sandwiches.
At the facilities, the inspectors found that 30% of the detained children had been held for longer than the 72 hours permitted. In one photo, women and children appeared to be sleeping on the ground under Mylar blankets. Several adults hadn't had a shower for as long as a month. Some were being given wet wipes to clean themselves.
The announcement of the hearing came a day after Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited the main border facility in El Paso with other members of the House Hispanic Caucus and charged that migrants were being subjected to psychological abuse and told to drink out of toilets. However, it's not clear how numerous group's members are active CBP officers.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who toured border detention centers with a group of Democratic lawmakers on Monday, blasted "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade for comparing conditions at the facilities to a party at a house with few bathrooms.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks to the press in San Antonio on Tuesday.
The disasters above were facilitated in part by the massive immigration enforcement actions of President Donald Trump, whose administration has essentially clogged the adjudication system. This story was reported from Los Angeles.