Senator Denied Entry at Brownsville Detention Center

2 years 11 months 4 days ago Monday, June 04 2018 Jun 4, 2018 June 04, 2018 8:05 PM June 04, 2018 in News

BROWNSVILLE – An Oregon senator attempted to visit a detention center in Brownsville but was denied entry.

The incident was broadcast on Facebook and showed the staff declining his request.

Senator Jeff Merkley’s press office tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS that they requested permission to visit since Friday.

Police were called and the senator was told to leave.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a statement on the matter saying the request was denied for security reasons.  

Watch the video above for more information.  

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