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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Suggests Cutting Off Food to Migrant Children

HeadlineMay 13, 2022

Rights groups are condemning Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott over a joint statement he made with the National Border Patrol Council criticizing the Biden administration for providing asylum-seeking children in U.S. custody with food. Governor Abbott’s statement on Thursday read in part, “While mothers and fathers stare at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, the Biden Administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border.” Carl Takei, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, responded on Twitter, “I can’t come up with the words to describe how despicable and inhumane this is. Every child, regardless of whether Gov. Abbott and Border Patrol agents consider them 'our child' or not, deserves food and love. We should be shutting down these cages, not turning them into even more horrific places.”

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