Congressional Democrats who visited Texas migrant detention centers on Monday described "appalling" conditions in the facilities, particularly for migrant women. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that she saw Customs and Border Protection officers telling migrant women to drink water out of the toilets, and said that one woman told her that officers would wake them at odd hours and call them "whores." Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) corroborated this account, and said "changes must be made." The group of lawmakers will also visit a facility in Clint, Texas, which has drawn attention for failing to provide migrant children with soap or toothbrushes. Ocasio-Cortez called the view of the facilities "horrifying."

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