Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX) reported Tuesday that families are being released into the U.S. without even being given a court date.
Cuellar said it was this fact that led him to release photos of the detention sites at the same time that the Biden administration is attempting to gag the press from reporting on conditions at the border.
“If somebody has an asylum claim, a credible fear claim, then I think they should ask for that, but I’d rather have them do it in their country instead of coming down here and then being released and not knowing if they’re going to show up later at a different time,” he said.
The photos Cuellar released showed migrant children packed by the dozens into clear pods like cages and sleeping on the floor wrapped in mylar emergency blankets.
Cuellar said Biden should have used a ‘more conscious approach’ instead of trying to roll back all of former President Donald Trump’s policies at once.
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