Texas lawmaker files bill to allow donations of diapers, other goods to migrant kids in Border Patrol facilities
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Texas lawmaker files bill to allow donations of diapers, other goods to migrant kids in Border Patrol facilities

ALEX SAMUELS |
June 28, 2019

A bill filed Friday by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, would allow Border Patrol to accept donations from those wanting to give to children at stations in Texas.


Government agencies in charge of migrant children would be able to accept donations from do-gooders if a proposal bill filed Friday by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, becomes law.

Reports on conditions at Border Patrol facilities — including drinking water that tastes like bleach and sick children without enough clothing — have sparked widespread outrage and concern. But people who have tried to bring supplies to the facilities have not been allowed to do so.

“We want to make a statement that says, ‘If people need help, we ought to be able to help them.’ It’s pretty straightforward,” Roy said Friday. “When there are human beings in our custody, they obviously ought to be cared for.”

Earlier this week, The Texas Tribune reported on a group that visited a facility in Clint with diapers, toys, soaps and wipes, and was turned away twice. A state lawmaker also hoping to bring supplies to migrant kids said Border Patrol officials said by email they were not accepting donations.

Credit by - The Texas tribune

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