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Senator Warren to make spontaneous visit to migrant detention facility


Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate, stated during a rally that she would attempt to visit a migrant detention center in Florida the following day.

Warren’s announcement was spurred by a query from a rally attendee, according to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel.

After an audience member requested Warren to carry increased attention to the migrant holding facilities following stories of horrible conditions, Warren responded, “I’m going to Homestead tomorrow,” referring to a detention facility close by.

She additionally invited the attendee to “come with me,” following Weigel, who reported that a go to to the ability was not on Warren’s public schedule.

“We have to close down that facility and shut it down now,” she said as the crowd cheered and broke right into a chant of “shut it down.”

The Hill has reached out to Warren’s campaign for comment.

Warren, a top-tier Democratic candidate, is already in Florida this week for the upcoming debates in Miami.

She held a rally at Florida International University on Tuesday after arriving in southern Florida earlier in the week.

Warren has regularly criticized President Trump for his hard-line immigration policies. She has known as for border crossings of undocumented immigrants to be decriminalized.

Situations at border facilities have acquired elevated scrutiny since lawyers reported unsanitary and unsafe conditions there.