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Wasserman Schultz Wants Authority To Enter Migrant Centers Without Warning

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Susan Stocker
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
U. S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz addresses the media after touring the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on July 15.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t sure exactly what goes on inside the nation’s migrant detention facilities, but she wants to ability to check without warning that she’s coming.

Wasserman Schultz put forth a bill Monday prohibiting congressional members from being denied entry to any migrant facility operated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services or private contractors working on those agencies’ behalf. The bill also would allow congressional members to visit facilities without notice.

The bill, titled the Homestead Act of 2019, is a direct reference to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, which Wasserman Schultz has tried to visit four times.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.