Lawmakers share video of women huddled in detention center

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro recorded a video at an El Paso border station where several mothers huddled together and had reportedly been denied showers for up to 15 days.
3:19 | 07/02/19

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Now to breaking news on the border. There are new images this morning from inside one of those detention centers shot secretly by a democratic congressman. This at the same time that president trump has signed a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package. Will Carr is there at the border for us. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning, the men and women who patrol this border are under fire this morning for the first time since congress zeroed in on certain detention facilities, one congressman smuggled a phone inside to show you images and comparing conditions to a prison. This morning, there are new images from inside two detention facilities on the u.s./mexico border. The videos secretly recorded by Texas congressman Julian Castro who was touring the facilities with a congressional delegation. Castro visited two customs and border patrol facilities along with a group of lawmakers on Monday where he and several other prominent Democrats complained of on going harsh conditions. We saw today was unconscionable. No child should ever be separated from their parents. Reporter: Border patrol required the lawmakers to surrender their cell phones. Castro managed to record this video at El Paso border station number one. What he describes as a cramped cell. You could see several mothers seen huddled together with blue sleeping bags on the floor. Many separated from their chirp and say they've been denied showers for up to 15 days. In response, congresswoman Alexandria ocasio-cortez tweeted these startling allegations. Just left the first facility. I see why cbp officers were being so physically and sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells with no water and had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their good behavior in front of members of congress. A senior democratic aide in Castro's office says the women consented to the video because they wanted to get their stories out there. We've reached out to cbp for comment about the videos but they haven't responded yet. This after stunning allegations against some border patrol agents the cbp now investigating a secret Facebook group with roughly 9500 members reportedly containing extremely offensive posts about migrants and democratic politicians. The posts circulated in a group called I'm 10-15, the radio code used to report aliens in We expect there will be a full investigation. I expect that there will be a congressional investigation. Reporter: The investigative site propublica showed disturbing imagery talking about a 16-year-old Guatemalan who died in may and one reportedly said oh well. They've launched an investigation, they say, to determine whether agents participated in the group. Don't let the actions of a few be representative of the whole is what I would ask. Reporter: Some of those posts were so terrible they even made fun of that migrant father and daughter who drowned crossing into the United States. The agency's chief says that agents will be held accountable. Whit. Will Carr at the border for us, thank you. Now to the investigation

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