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Hispanic Christian Leader Tours Border Facility, Decries Reports of Mistreatment of Migrant Children

Nearly two weeks after reports emerged of alleged deplorable conditions at a Texas Border Protection facility, the head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said he wanted to tour the facility that had caused nationwide outrage over the treatment of migrant children for himself.

“I requested that the White House immediately grant me access to the detention center in El Paso, Texas,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said during a press conference Monday.

Rodriguez, along with several pastors from around the country, spent an hour at the Clint Border Patrol Station in El Paso County, Texas last Friday.

“To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse,” Rodriguez said.

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