Soboroff was part of a small group of journalists allowed inside the Casa Padre shelter that houses almost 1,500 boys from 10- to 17-years-old who, for the most part, cross over the U.S. -Mexico illegally to seek asylum.
MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff and other journalists toured the facility, named Casa Padre. The childcare facilities are run by the non-profit organization Southwest Key Programs and is contracted with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, an umbrella agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He shared images of the mural, which includes the quotation, "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war".
Soboroff related the inside of the detention center, which was once a Wal-Mart with no windows on the inside, to federal prisons and county jails.
Border agents and child welfare workers are running out of space to shelter children who have been separated from their parents at the us border as part of the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy, according to two USA officials and a document obtained by NBC News. Soboroff reported his observations and some pictures of the facility in a lengthy Twitter thread Wednesday night.
Also their beds and the towels they shower with.
The report on the facility drew shocked and angry reactions from Trump critics on social media.
- Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) June 14, 2018They converted a @Walmart in Brownsville, TX to hold 1500 separated children. Children were only allowed to leave the complex for two hours each day, and some of them spent time inside watching the Disney animated film "Moana" and learning about USA history, Soboroff reported. The average stay at the center in Brownsville, Texas, is 52 days. They are republished from a number of sources, and are not produced by MintPress News.