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Amid concerns over migrant holding facilities, Tucson Border Patrol Chief provides inside look

Roy Villareal Border Patrol Facility
Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 20:36:42-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — As concerns grow over the living conditions inside migrant detention centers, Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Roy Villareal offered a look inside the facilities Wednesday evening.

Customs and Border Protection in Arizona posted a video of the chief giving a tour of the processing center in Tucson. He showed that the facility has easy access to clean water along with a closet full of supplies for migrants.

Chief Villareal also highlighted a cart containing toothbrushes and snacks, and said they're provided to everyone at the facility.

The controversy first began to escalate after several members of Congress toured several holding facilities in Texas, where they described cramped, unsanitary conditions.

Outcry grew after the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security released photos of the "dangerously" overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding facilities in Texas, expressing concern for the health of both detainees and agents.