Mexico: USA:Written question - 911998

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Asked by Faisal Rashid
(Warrington South)
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for International Development
Mexico: USA
Commons
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the humanitarian situation on the US-Mexico border.
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Answered by: Rory Stewart
Answered on: 17 July 2019

I share the hon Gentleman’s concerns about the reports of poor conditions and overcrowding in US detention facilities on the border with Mexico.

I very much welcome the steps already taken by the Administration and Congress to address these issues, including the emergency funding signed off by the President on 1 July.

These are difficult issues, and the UK has also struggled sometimes to get this right.

But we very much encourage our US friends to continue to work to improve the conditions in these facilities.

I have seen the excellent work the US has done around the world to promote human rights, and so it is important that they uphold these standards as they continue to tackle the situation at the US-Mexico border.

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