Sanders Calls Overcrowded Border Facilities ‘Inhumane’ — Crenshaw Flattens Him With ‘Actual Solutions’

Dan Crenshaw/Facebook; Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is telling Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) not to “virtue signal” and to instead start supporting “actual solutions,” as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate called the overcrowding situation at the U.S.-Mexico border “inhumane.”

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General warned in a report released on Thursday about the situation at detention facilities, as they’re dangerously overcrowded at the El Paso sector of the southern border.

According to the report, around 750 people and 900 people on May 7 and 8, respectively, were found crammed into a facility that’s supposed to hold a maximum of 125 people during an unannounced visit.

“We observed dangerous overcrowding at the facility with single adults held in cells designed for one-fifth as many detainees,” the report reads.

This “dangerous overcrowding” included 76 detainees in a cell that has a maximum capacity of 12, 41 detainees in a cell with a maximum capacity of eight, and 155 detainees placed in a cell with a maximum capacity of 35.

The report reads:

We are concerned that overcrowding and prolonged detention represent an immediate risk to the health and safety not just of the detainees, but also DHS agents and officers. […] Border Patrol management on site said there is an ongoing concern that rising tensions among detainees could turn violent. […] Dangerous overcrowding among single adults in PDT requires immediate action.

The Vermont senator blasted the situation as “inhumane,” tweeting that “it must stop NOW.”

“We must end the dehumanization of immigrants and develop a humane policy for those at the border who seek asylum,” Sanders added.

Crenshaw — a vocal member of Congress on the border crisis — responded to Sanders as he listed out things Sanders could do to make a difference.

“Maybe you won’t support actual solutions because you prefer to virtue signal about the crisis?” Crenshaw concluded.

While Sanders is claiming he wants a fix to the asylum process, as Crenshaw pointed out, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposed a plan to fix U.S. asylum laws, as IJR Red reported.

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Robert
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It is the religious creed of the Dems that their only salvation if they hope to recapture power in the US is to obstruct ANY and EVERY initiative proposed by the president and the GOP.

Sanders and the rest of the clown brigade would condemn Christmas and Santa Claus if he felt it could hurt President Trump

It’s no more complicated than that.

Southern Sis
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Southern Sis

That statement is rich, coming from one of the democratic jerks that will not fix the immigration system so it would work. Anything to make Trump look bad

zchonie miller
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zchonie miller

Those buttholes don’t want a solution. If things were greatly improved, they wouldn’t habve that to stir up hatred against Trump. Liberals are the world’s biggest hypocrites.

Shane Sampson
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You know I caught about 5 minutes of the Gillibrand Town Hall on fox tonight and in her response to the immigration problem she stated”… If I’m elected president I will implement comprehensive immigration reform…” My first thought was, well you could actually do that without becoming president at all. Our president has been calling for you to do that for over 2 years now and you haven’t done crap. Apparently they can’t actually do “comprehensive I’mmigration reform” unless they are elected president, so it would seem they won’t be getting it done for at least 6 years. Trump will… Read more »

James
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WHY aren’t these Illegal Alien INVADERS sent back South of our border? WHY must the American taxpayer foot the bill for their every need – food, shelter and medical care. There’s NO doubt the INVADERS are receiving BETTER medical care than the majority of the Americans who are paying for it.

DEPORT THEM TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES. ENFORCE THE LAWS.

Jacqueline Walker
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Jacqueline Walker

No Democrat is actually going to admit that all it would take is a change in immigration laws. Border reform, actually like let Homeland Security make applicants wait in Mexico once they apply for asylum. Illegals caught within the U.S. automatically deport back to country of origin no court hearing. If they’ve been living in the U.S. they could have hired an immigration attorney to become legal and then a citizen. Many do it. DACA recipients should already be in the process of becoming citizens if they came to the U.S. as children no waiting on the government to give… Read more »

James
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You don,t want the truth as to what people really think. Maybe the cold weather has affected his thinking.

James
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Sanders is senile.

Joe Wilkerson
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Joe Wilkerson

So send them back over the border where they belong so they can get the proper documents to come into this country legally like the REAL immigrants did, you know the ones who loved America and adopted our laws and ways and became LEGAL citizens and was productive and helped build our great nation. If you do not want to come into this nation legally then GO HOME!!!

Kim
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This is one of the biggest avoidable failures of Obama’s administration and made exponentially worse by groups funded by Sorros and the DNC, who encouraged South Americans to immigrate in order to create a Trump-bashing situation. There is nothing that any Socialist/Liberal politician says that has any relevance or contains anything but party rhetoric concerning illegal immigrants, the border conditions or falsely placed blame on Trump. It’s liberal campaign propoganda, at best

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