Latino Pastors Visit Border Facilities, Instantly Debunk AOC's Claims
The pastors' accounts of the border facilities contrast to Democrats'
As the liberal left media continues to fan the flames of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claims, that detention centers at the U.S. southern border are deplorable "concentration camps," a group of Latino pastors decided to visit the facilities themselves.
The pastors' accounts of the border facilities were so far removed from AOC's claims that they even commended federal agents for their efforts in keeping conditions there humane.
"Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was 'full of indignation' when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center," reports Fox News.
"But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was 'drastically different.'"
Rodriguez, who is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, had advised leaders like Obama, Bush, and Trump on migration.
He refuted AOC's claims that immigrants are being mistreated after seeing the situation firsthand.
"I read the reports, saw the news clips. I just wanted to see what was actually happening in order to better enable our efforts to find a fair and a just solution to our broken immigration system," Rodriguez said.
"To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border."
"We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions, and no lack of basic necessities," Rodriguez stated.
When he asked federal immigration agents if they staged the facility for the visit, Rodriguez said: "they unequivocally denied it."
"We were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier," he added.
He then noted that people reporting on such horrific conditions "never toured the areas of the facility that we toured."
Rodriguez even speculated if naysayers had political motivations for their smear campaign.
"Pastor Sam, what they're saying about us is completely false. We care about these kids and have a passion for our calling," Rodriguez said one distraught agent told him.
According to Rodriguez, both Republicans and Democrats were responsible for the broken immigration system.
"What's heart-wrenching is that we have both Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress, who can't come together for the purpose of doing the right thing and finding a solution to our immigration crisis," he said.
"Please, President Trump, please White House, work with the Republicans and the Democrats [and] please, please, please, please, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, please come together to solve this crisis, immediately."
But he wasn't on his own in passing the federal immigration agents and the humane conditions of the border facilities.
Pastor Carlos Moran, an immigrant himself, also noted the opposite of Ocasio-Cortez's claims.
"We as evangelical leaders that serve in different segments, are very committed to helping children regardless of their status and we commend those officers that are trying their very best to serve and fulfill their duty at the border," said Moran.
"However, we do call on our political leaders to set aside their personal agendas and begin focusing on resolving this immigration crisis."