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Austin, Texas – Protesters took to the streets in Austin, marching against the treatment of migrant children on the Texas-Mexico border, this includes their treatment here in the Rio Grande Valley.

Hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol and marched to the governor’s mansion.

The protest was organized by local immigrant and advocacy groups including grassroots leadership and the nation of Islam.

This comes after more than a dozen members of congress visited migrant detention centers in Texas.

Federal inspectors also released a report this week about their visits to south Texas facilities.

This report revealed in one case that 88 men were crowded into a cell meant for 41, and migrants were clogging toilets in the hopes of being freed.

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