But as they walked across the street to pass through a gate to the shelter, which is run by HHS contactor Comprehensive Health Systems, the lawmakers were stopped by a staff member who said they weren’t going to allow them in. “Right now you guys are trespassing on federal property,” a uniformed man told them Tuesday.
Up to 1,000 children held by immigration authorities now living in Homestead compound
Miami, are we going to let 1,000 children be kept in detention in the dark? Speak up!
A protester holds up a sign during a press conference in front of the detention center in Homestead. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.
The trio walked to an office across the street from the shelter where they tried to get answers. Minutes later they were back in front of the cameras, questioning why the Trump administration wouldn’t let them in.