Henry Cuellar, a Representative from Texas gave an inside scoop of what’s going on at the border, according to Fox News.
Cuellar released photos from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary overflow facility.
The photos showed crowded conditions.
Detention centers and shelters for children quickly filled up.
“Keep in mind this is a Border Patrol facility. They’re not equipped to handle young people and families. They were set up to handle adults,” Cuellar explained.
Cuellar urged that President Biden’s “administration just has to move them faster into the Health and Human Services facilities.”
Any president should come down [and] really spend time with border communities. You know, the president sent a delegation and a bunch of folks from the White House.”
“They didn’t talk to anybody, not even members of Congress down here.”
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If Cuellar’s words sound familiar – they are.
Cuellar urged then-President Barack Obama to come to the U.S.-Mexican border in 2014, during a similar surge in migrant crossings.
At the time, he angered fellow Democrats as well as the rest of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus by teaming up with Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to push a bill to speed deportation of Central American children.
Cuellar, who served 14 years in the Texas House of Representatives, supported then-Gov. George W. Bush for president in 2000. The next year, Gov. Rick Perry, Bush’s Republican successor, named Cuellar secretary of state.
Cuellar ran for Congress in 2002, losing to powerful GOP Rep. Henry Bonilla. But in 2004 he narrowly defeated Democratic Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, who was chair of the Hispanic caucus. Cuellar won the general election, and two years later handily defeated Rodriguez again in the Democratic primary before winning the general election in a landslide.