Migrant kids 'being sexually abused & Covid-positive children aren't being isolated' at Texas facility, Gov Abbott says

MIGRANT children are reportedly being sexually abused while others with Covid aren't being isolated at a Texas border facility, Gov Greg Abbott said.

Abbott slammed Joe Biden's administration during a press conference on Wednesday, blaming them for the current conditions at the Texas border.


Abbott demanded that the White House close a San Antonio facility housing migrant children after receiving tips that claimed children were being abused and starved.

"These problems are a byproduct of President Biden's open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout for those disastrous policies," Abbott said.

The complaints allegedly stem from tips the state's governor received about the Freeman Coliseum facility.

Abbott refused to say where the tips came from, but said the source was "credible"


The governor said sexual assault, lack of staff, starving children and the inability to separate Covid-positive kids from others are the biggest complaints the Texas government is getting.

"In short, this facility is a health and safety nightmare," Abbott said.

"The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children."

After the conference, the Texas governor took to Twitter to demand an investigation into the sexual abuse allegations.

"I'm asking [the Texas Department of Public Safety] and TX Rangers to investigate allegations of child abuse & neglect inside the Freeman Coliseum migrant child facility," he wrote.

"Biden's open border policy caused this crisis. I'm calling on the administration to shut down the facility immediately."

In a statement to KSAT, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) confirmed that the agency had received abuse allegations.

"The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) today received three separate reports alleging abuse and neglect occurring at the Freeman Coliseum, which is currently housing unaccompanied minors," the statement said.

"Because this facility is not licensed by the State, we do not have the jurisdiction to investigate, but the information we received has been shared with DPS."

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