Merkley, who also provided updates on his Twitter account, said that he’s the first member of Congress to visit Casa Padre. He said his office called the facility in advance to try and schedule a tour, but was unsuccessful.
Critics are questioning why the CEO of a Texas nonprofit children's shelter that called police on Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley for trying to enter the facility, where detained immigrant children are held, is being paid as much as $770,860 a year.
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