I am ashamed and sad for the United States. Oh how we've back slidden.
Las hieleras, or “the freezers,” is how immigrants and some Border Patrol agents refer to the chilly holding cells at many stations along the U.S.-Mexico border. The facilities are used to house recently captured border crossers until they can be transferred to a long-term Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility, returned to their native country, or released until their immigration hearing. According to interviews and court documents, many immigrants have been held for days in rooms kept at temperatures so low that men, women ,and children have developed illnesses associated with the cold, lack of sleep, overcrowding, and inadequate food, water and toilet facilities