On The Border
Portland Ore – A group of senate democrats made a trip to McAllen, Texas on Friday to inspect and tour several detention centers along the southern border. This group of senators included Oregon’s two democrats: Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. Just a few days ago Merkley introduced new legislation, called the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.
They said according to border patrol’s own statistics, only two percent of the people held at these facilities are criminals and most of them are seeking asylum trying to escape violence in their home countries.