President Trump Donald John Trump Democratic senator: White House has used cruelty to children as a tool of immigration policy Amash: 'High-level' Republicans privately thanked me for supporting Trump impeachment UN official: US can't ignore that climate change will force 120 million people into poverty MORE on Sunday accused of reporting "phony and exaggerated accounts" of conditions that migrant detention centers along the border in the wake of two bombshell reports from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) watchdog.
"The Fake News Media, in particular the Failing
@ nytimes is writing phony and exaggerated accounts of the Border Detention Centers," Trump tweeted.
" First of all, people should not be entering our country illegally, only for us then have to care for them. We should be allowed to focus on United States Citizens first. Border Patrol, and others in Law Enforcement, have been doing a great job. We said there was a crisis ̵
" Now we all agree we were right, but they always knew that. They are crowded (which we brought up, not them) because the Dems are changing the Loopholes and Asylum. Big Media Con Job! "He added.
The Fake News Media, in particular the Failing @nytimes is writing phony and exaggerated accounts of the Border Detention Centers. entering our country, only for us to have a care for them.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
…. Unable to change the Loopholes and Asylum …
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019  The reports from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) covered the conditions at facilities near El Paso, Texas, and in the Rio Grande Valley.
The government watchdog found severe overcrowding, migrants being held too long and dirty conditions at many of the facilities.
A group of lawyers who visited a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, made similar claims about the treatment of migrants.
The Trump administration has reports and images of conditions in detention facilities.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan earlier Sunday called the allegations of mistreatment, specifically of children, "unsubstantiated." 19659004] US $ 4.6 billion emergency border funding bill signed in law by Trump and which provides migrant agencies with more resources to tackle the problem. However, the bill has been panned by some progressive lawmakers, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-CortezUN official: US can't ignore that climate change will force 120 million people into poverty Trump said Ocasio-Cortez has 'certain talent' but 'knows nothing': book 2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists MORE (DN.Y.), who argue it doesn't have enough to address the systemic issues with the border agency.
Two Facebook groups linked to current and former Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents have been uncovered which include derisive images of migrants, vulgar and sexually explicit posts about lawmakers and racist comments.
CBP condemned the group discovered by ProPublica, calling the posts "completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see – and expect – from our agents day in and day out."
An investigation has been initiated into the groups.