Appearing Wednesday on CNN’s New Day, Rep. Frederica Wilson spoke about visiting a border detention facility and cast doubt on whether the border patrol could be trusted with teenage migrant girls.
“I saw the girls I demanded to see, but not all of them,” Wilson said. “They’re 17 waiting on their 18th birthday, ICE comes to that facility, shackles their hands, shackles their feet, and take them to a private prison just like the private facility that they’re in.
“They’re profiting from these children. So it’s profit and greed. Instead of processing them out of these centers, they’re constantly bringing girls and children into this center. And I do not trust them with adolescent girls. I do not trust them with girls going through puberty. I do not trust them,” she added.