What to Know
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will tour a facility in Cutler Bay that is housing “tender age” children – those under the age of 13.
- At the same time, GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo and his wife will be touring a separate facility in Cutler Bay.
Members of Congress from South Florida toured a facility Monday housing migrant children separated from their parents – as the debate rages on nationally over how they will be reunited following an order to stop the separation practice by the Trump administration.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was at a facility in Cutler Bay that is housing “tender age” children – those under the age of 13 with some even younger than six years old.
Schultz said the youngest she saw were two children just four years old, while saying there is a stark difference between the facility and the one in Homestead - with the Cutler Bay location being moe accommodating to children since it shelters youths on a regualr basis.
This weekend, the Democrat from Broward County was among a group that was finally allowed inside a Homestead facility where over 1,000 migrant children are being house at this time.
Schultz, along with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and others, were initially denied entry earlier in the week to the facility.
At the same time, GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo and his wife - along with retiring Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen - also toured the area and were handing out supplies. Curbelo, like Schultz, has spoken out against the practice of family separation.
Curbelo told reporters there were around 70 kids inside, some who are in the process of being reunited with their parents or already have been. The representative said the facility was "very nice" and the children have been treated well.