Texas Gov. blames Joe Biden as allegations emerge of sexual abuse at child migrant facility

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Joe Biden should shoulder blame amid allegations of child abuse and neglect at an overcrowded San Antonio migrant facility

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Joe Biden should shoulder blame amid allegations of child abuse and neglect at an overcrowded San Antonio migrant facility. 

Abbott made the declaration at a press conference Wednesday evening, following tips to authorities about the alleged abuse occurring inside the Freeman Expo Center. The facility is currently holding 1,370 migrant children. 

‘This facility is a health and safety nightmare,’ Abbot declared. 

‘The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children. To end this abuse, the Biden administration must immediately shut down this facility.”  

In addition to the claims of child sex abuse and neglect, Abbott also claimed that there were reports of understaffing, children not eating and the failure to separate children with or without COVID-19.  

‘While we wait on the Biden administration to act, I’m directing DPS and Texas Rangers to immediately begin investigation these allegations,’ the Gov. stated. 

Abbott did not say how many children had reportedly been abused, but he did say that the claims appeared to be ‘credible’.  

In recent days, the number of underage children being held at the Freeman Expo Center has increased from 500 to 1,370,  

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Joe Biden should shoulder blame amid allegations of child abuse and neglect at an overcrowded San Antonio migrant facility

Freeman Expo Center is pictured. The facility is currently holding thousands of child migrants

Freeman Expo Center is pictured. The facility is currently holding thousands of child migrants 

In recent days, the number of underage children being held at the Freeman Expo Center has increased from 500 to 1,370

In recent days, the number of underage children being held at the Freeman Expo Center has increased from 500 to 1,370

Biden has come under fire for dismantling harsh Trump immigration policies, which has prompted a surge of migrants at the southern border.

Biden has come under fire for dismantling harsh Trump immigration policies, which has prompted a surge of migrants at the southern border.

KSAT reports that 500 males from the ages of 13 – 17 were bused to the facility on March 25. 

It is not known whether they are held separately from migrants of younger ages. 

The Expo Center reportedly has an internal potential capacity of 2,100 beds, and officials are scrambling to make them available.

Biden has come under fire for dismantling harsh Trump immigration policies, which has prompted a surge of migrants at the southern border.   

Since taking office, Biden lifted the Trump policy that forced migrants to remain in Mexico while going through the legal process to enter the US, narrowed the ICE’s criteria for arrests and deportations and stopped the building of Trump’s border wall.

Officials from the Biden administration have admitted that their more ‘humane’ approach to immigration policy has fueled the soaring number of border crossings. 

However, they have been criticized for failing to properly prepare the resources and infrastructure need to cope with the expected surge.  

Speaking last week, Biden refused to call the situation a crisis, despite human rights lawyers claiming migrant children were going hungry and showering only intermittently.  

He has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of dealing with the influx, but she has also been blasted for failing to fly down to the southern border to see the situation firsthand. 

She was criticized for this week paying a visit to a Chicago bakery instead of paying attention to the migrant crisis.  

Migrants who had been in Mexico under the 'Remain in Mexico' program pass a group that were just deported on Wednesday

Migrants who had been in Mexico under the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program pass a group that were just deported on Wednesday

Biden has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of dealing with the influx, but she has also been blasted for failing to fly down to the southern border to see the situation firsthand. She was criticized for this week paying a visit to a Chicago bakery instead of paying attention to the migrant crisis

Biden has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of dealing with the influx, but she has also been blasted for failing to fly down to the southern border to see the situation firsthand. She was criticized for this week paying a visit to a Chicago bakery instead of paying attention to the migrant crisis

Since being appointed Border Czar last month, Harris has jetted all over the U.S. without visiting the 'humanitarian crisis' site

Since being appointed Border Czar last month, Harris has jetted all over the U.S. without visiting the ‘humanitarian crisis’ site

New York Post reporter Steven Nelson quizzed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the issue Wednesday, stating: ‘She [Harris] hasn’t visited the border or Central America or spoken with leaders of El Salvador or Honduras,’.

‘She was traveling this week, took time to visit a bakery in Chicago. I’m wondering, is she still working on this and can you address the perception that she’s sort of quietly backing off while Secretary Mayorkas is pursuing some Trump-era policies?

‘The vice president was visiting Chicago, actually, to talk about COVID and the importance of communities getting the vaccine when it’s available and accessible to them,’ Psaki shot back. 

‘So, while she was there, like many Americans, she got a snack. I think she’s allowed to do that.’

Leaked photos from inside one migrant facility show children packed together and sleeping on the floor

Leaked photos from inside one migrant facility show children packed together and sleeping on the floor  

A photograph taken from inside the overcrowded Donna border facility last week

A photograph taken from inside the overcrowded Donna border facility last week  

Officials in the Rio Grande Valley report that they are now apprehending more than 1,500 migrants in their small area each day

Officials in the Rio Grande Valley report that they are now apprehending more than 1,500 migrants in their small area each day

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