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Congressional Hispanic Caucus bashes Democrats for 'betrayal' on border bill in scathing statement

"Migrants will continue to die."

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a scathing statement warning Democrats they passed a Republican bill for border funding while the media spotlight focused on conditions at migrant detention camps.

"The passage of the Senate supplemental bill is a betrayal of our American values," the statement read.

"This bill — opposed by the Hispanic Caucus and nearly 100 Democratic members of the House — will not stop the Trump Administration's chaos and cruelty," the statement continued. "It will not stop the abuse and detention of children. It will not stop the rampant human rights abuses in government custody.

"It will not stop the Trump Administration from tearing families apart and turning away asylum-seekers," the statement added. "As a result, migrants will continue to die.

"When the Congressional Hispanic Caucus members see suffering at the border," the statement continued, "we see our children and our grandchildren. What happened today is unacceptable, and we will not forget this betrayal.

"Moving forward, we will continue fighting for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect, work to end Trump's deportation agenda, and fix our broken immigration system," they concluded.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also lashed out at the actions of the Democratic party and bashed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during her guest appearance on CNN on Thursday.

"At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available," Pelosi wrote in a statement in support of the bill. "In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill."

The bill passed with an 84-8 vote in the Senate and a 305-102 in the House of Representatives.

Here's the latest on the border funding bill:

House yields, sends Senate border bill to Trump www.youtube.com

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