Manager: Situation inside migrant holding center 'a ticking time bomb'

Hundreds took to U.S. streets calling for the centers to close; visits to five facilities in Texas found some adults packed into standing-room-only cells for up to a week.
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Back here at home now, a new report is fueling fresh outrage about conditions inside those migrant detention centers. The department of homeland security's own inspector general found femmelies held in overcrowded rooms in one Texas center in standing room only for men at another. One facility manager calling the situation there a ticking time bomb. ABC's will Carr reporting again from the border tonight. Reporter: Tonight, new images from inside jam-packed migrant holding centers, showing what the government calls dangerous overcrowding. One facility manager says the situation is so dire, it's a ticking time bomb. The images, part of a homeland security inspector general report released just today. They found some dealts wedged into standing room only cells for up to a week. Others held for a month in these conditions. Can you see their hands pressed against the windows. They saw children with no access to showers and limited clothing. In response, dhs says "It treats those in custody with the utmost dignity and respect," adding "The current migration flow and the resulting humanitarian crisis are rapidly overwhelming the ability of the federal government to respond." Today, hundreds took to the streets in cities across the country, calling for the centers to close. From Austin -- Don't be silent. Reporter: -- To Miami. Close the camps now! Reporter: And here, next to the border in San Diego. No human being will ever be illegal. Reporter: Representative Joaquin Castro snuck in a cell phone and captured this video. Showing women wrapped in blue sleeping bags on the ground. The representatives spoke with some of the women against border patrol orders. They were separated from their children. They've been there over 50 days. These women were being told by cbp officers to drink out of the toilet. This is cbp on their behavior. And will Carr joins us now live from the u.s./mexico border. Will, this new report has caught the attention of congress. Democrats are calling for immigration officials to testify? Reporter: That's right, Cecilia. They're moving fast. They are planning on a hearing next week, where they'll have some tough questions about the conditions we're seeing inside of those centers. They are also planning on looking at that secret Facebook group that's been linked to border patrol. Cecilia? Will, thank you. Now, to a major development late today involving the 2020 census.

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