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California congresswoman describes tour of Border Patrol detention center

As U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces growing criticism over migrant detention conditions, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and dozens of members of Congress visited the agency's largest migrant detention facility Friday in McAllen, Texas.

Among them was Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. It was Barragan's fifth visit to the agency's detention facilities this year, following reports that migrant children and families were held in squalid conditions. She spoke

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