The Houston Chronicle reported that a Health and Human Services employee died at the facility on Friday night but the details were unclear. The incident and the removal of the girls followed the newspaper’s recent reporting about crowded conditions at the facility, the newspaper noted.
It also followed complaints earlier this month from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about allegations of sexual abuse of children at a different facility in San Antonio.
Meanwhile, Harris received direct criticism Saturday from the leader of the union that represents 18,000 Border Patrol agents.
Judd said it was no accident that the vice president hasn’t traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border region since taking on her assignment from Biden.
“Because if she goes to the U.S. border, people are going to expect her to fix the problem, so she avoids it,” Judd said, adding, “That’s disgusting because that’s putting politics ahead of what’s best for this country.”