Mom testifies about 'neglect and mistreatment' at border facility

Yasmin Juarez testified before Congress that she fled Guatemala only to watch her 19-month-old daughter die shortly after their release from ICE custody.
2:23 | 07/11/19

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Transcript for Mom testifies about 'neglect and mistreatment' at border facility
Thanks very much. To the latest on a battle over the border. "The New York Times" reporting this morning that mass depore takes could start as early as this Sunday. This as we hear emotional testimony on capitol hill about conditions at detention facilities. Mary Bruce has more from good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. After promising them for weeks immigration and customs enforcement is now gearing up for those mass raids of migrant families. Possibly as soon as this weekend. This morning, the frp is reportedly preparing to move forward with the president's promise of sweeping deportations. I say they came in illegally and we're bringing them out legally. Reporter: Now according to "The New York Times," the raids targeting at least 2,000 undocumented immigrants in ten cities could begin as soon as this Sunday. The news adding fuel to the immigration fight. Translator: My beautiful girl is gone. Reporter: On capitol hill Wednesday a mother's anguish laid bare. Yazmin Juarez detailing the, quote, neglect and mistreatment she alleges causing her 19-month-old daughter marie to My daughter is gone. The people who are in charge of running these facilities and caring for these little angels are not supposed to let these things happen to them. Reporter: Lawmakers listening, the pain visible on their faces as Juarez explained how she fled violence in search of a better life only to watch her baby girl succumb to a treatable lung infection that she says was not properly diagnosed. Juarez is suing the U.S. Government. An I.C.E. Spokesman says they are unable to comment on the specifics of the case but says the agency, quote, takes very seriously the health, safety and welfare of those in our care. While Democrats tried to shine a light on reports of dire conditions, these are the images the administration wants you to see. Cameras allowed in to a recently opened facility in Texas where teens are waiting to be placed with sponsors. Unaccompanied minors laughing, playing soccer, reciting the pledge of allegiance. Now, this morning Democrats here in the senate plan to unveil new legislation intended to boost support for these children and families along the border while the president continues to defend these facilities saying they are, quote, clean and good and run beautifully. George. Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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