The visit to Carrizo Springs, Texas, was led by Rep. Joaquín Castro and included House Democrat Reps. Pete Aguilar, Ilhan Omar, Barbara Lee, Jimmy Panetta, Jennifer Wexton, and Rashida Tlaib.
"DHS is not above the law. COVID-19 is killing people in ICE custody," said Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, an attorney with Al Otro Lado.
Meet the Latino representatives urging ICE to release immigrants from detention centers to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
The agency has been moving detainees who are asymptomatic but may be carrying COVID-19, immigration officials admitted during a federal court hearing.
Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia and his sisters came from El Salvador with their mother in 1980 during the country’s civil war, and he was the only one unable to obtain a green card.