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Oregon Senator Concerned Over Immigration Practices at Shelters

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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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