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Johnson: Detention Facilities at Border 'Grossly Overcrowded'

Johnson: Detention Facilities at Border 'Grossly Overcrowded'

By    |   Sunday, 26 May 2019 07:08 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Sunday he is "concerned" by "grossly overcrowded" dentition facilities for illegal immigrants in the wake of a deadly flu outbreak.

In an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation," Johnson, back from a trip to the southern border said processing centers there are "grossly overcrowded."

"We're all concerned," he said. "They had an outbreak of flu. They believe it might have been H1N1, highly dangerous. The processing centers are back open, but they are grossly overcrowded because of the unbelievable situation on the border, the out-of-control nature of it."

Johnson said on average, about 23,000 women, children, men are coming over across the border illegally as family units every week.

"We're up to about 400,000 in total" for the fiscal year so far, he said.

"If it continues at this pace . . . we'll have about 800,000 unaccompanied children, people who cross the border illegally as a family. . . . This is overwhelming our system. We have to stop it. We have to change our laws to stop rewarding and incentivizing people across the board illegally."

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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is "concerned" by "grossly overcrowded" dentition facilities for illegal immigrants in the wake of a deadly flu outbreak, he told CBS News' "Face the Nation."
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