"Right now we have a situation where there is abject cruelty, a culture of criminalization, inhumanity and dehumanization."
Some of a group of 51 adult females press against the window of a cell built to hold 40 male juveniles at Fort Brown Border Patrol station in a still image from video in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. on June 12, 2019 and released as part of a report by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General on July 2, 2019.Office of Inspector General/DHS / Reuters
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Today we have a searing insight into conditions endured by some migrants in border facilities, how the latest twist could define the race for Democratic presidential nomination and why President Trump may be freezing out his national security adviser.
Migration advocates said the cramped, unsanitary conditions at Border Patrol facilities have worsened since President Donald Trump came to power.
"There were issues on treatment of people under the Obama administration, but right now we have a situation where there is abject cruelty, a culture of criminalization, inhumanity and dehumanization," said Ursela Ojeda, policy adviser for the Women’s Refugee Commission.
Meanwhile, in a move that could affect immigrant voters in the U.S., the Justice Department has confirmed that the 2020 census will be printed without a controversial citizenship question.
Critics had described the question as an attempt to suppress response rates in largely Democrat-voting migrant communities.
The bill, from GOP senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., would amend the law that provides legal immunity for social networks for content their users post. Under his plan, these platforms would have to prove they are "politically neutral."
So after spending big over a number years on a growing lobbying operation, the tech industry is now stepping up attempts to influence the debate in Washington D.C. through think tanks and advocacy groups.
NBC News captured video of two Bradley armored personnel carriers and two Abrams tanks, which are expected to play a role in Thursday's event.
President Trump is expected to make a 20-minute speech from the Lincoln Memorial, but commentators will be watching to see how political it is, given the non-partisan nature of Fourth of July events in the past.