Kansas GOP congressman pleased with treatment of migrants

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Overcrowding of families observed by the Office of Inspector General, June 11, 2019, at Border Patrol's Weslaco, TX, Station. (Office of Inspector General/DHS) Overcrowding of families observed by the Office of Inspector General, June 11, 2019, at Border Patrol's Weslaco, TX, Station. (Office of Inspector General/DHS)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

A Republican congressman from Kansas says he is pleased with the quality of medical attention and housing for migrants in federal facilities at the southern border.

The Kansas City Star reports Rep. Roger Marshall toured several sites in the McAllen area. He says the trip re-solidified his support for President Donald Trump's border wall proposal.

His assessment differs from the one reached by Democrats who this week visited separate facilities in the El Paso area.

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A report released Tuesday by Department of Homeland Security Acting Inspector General Jennifer Costello raised concerns of overcrowding at some of the same McAllen area facilities Marshall visited.

Marshall traveled to Texas as a member of the "Doc Caucus," a group of Republican doctors in Congress.  He has said he might run for U.S. Senate.
 

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