Illegal Aliens Are Sad That The Detention Centers Are Kept Cold

There’s a simple solution to this issue of what the Washington Post refers to as the “latest source of border controversy” on their web front page: stay home. Don’t come here illegally.

Amid migrants’ complaints of frigid holding cells, a battle for control of border thermostats

The tired and poor masses crossing the border illegally do a lot of huddling after coming to America. It’s the air conditioning.

So notoriously cold are the U.S. Border Patrol’s detention cells that those heading north are warned the first stop will be a hielera, or “icebox.” The shivering stay is a rite of passage, and at the busiest border stations, the floors and benches are crowded with detainees bundled in silver polyethylene sheets, the only blankets made available. Their shifting bodies produce a constant crinkling, like the sound of Christmas gifts being unwrapped for hours on end.

A fight for control of the temperature inside these facilities is the subject of litigation between the U.S. government and immigration advocacy groups who accuse the Border Patrol of using the thermostat as a tool to deter migration and gain leverage over those in custody. While these accusations stretch back years, the uproar triggered by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” family separation policy has brought new claims of hypothermic misery.

In other words, this was happening under President Obama, but, fable teller Nick Miroff didn’t want to mention his name. Anyhow, yes, groups which support illegal immigration (who should be held responsible for enticing people to make long treks across Central America and Mexico, putting them in danger from the element, gangs, rape, starvation, dysentery, etc) are suing because it’s a bit cold in the detention centers. There’s another solution: catch and deport immediately.

Customs and Border Protection officials vigorously dispute allegations of mistreatment. Many of the migrants in custody are from rural parts of Central America, they note, and simply not accustomed to air conditioning, or what some Border Patrol officials refer to as “refrigerated air.” The agency says temperature settings are never used for punitive purposes and thermostats are checked regularly to ensure they are between 66 and 80 degrees, the range that CBP deemed reasonable under the terms of the Flores settlement.

I keep mine at 72. Most of these centers are in the desert areas of the American Southwest, which gets hot, and we’re used to AC. I’d rather out citizens be comfortable, rather than law breakers.

Driving the air conditioning dispute is the fact that two distinct groups must share the detention facilities — migrants and Border Patrol agents — and they have very different needs.

Our folks come first.

Stories of sleepless nights on concrete floors are repeated throughout migrants’ testimonies in the Flores suit, and the CBP official acknowledged that mats are not always available for adults. “There are facilities that do have mats. There are others that do not,” the official said. “At the larger facilities, there are mats for juveniles.”

Don’t like it? Don’t come.

The inspector, Henry A. Moak Jr., wrote in a June report provided to Gee that during his visits to eight detention facilities, he found only one instance of a temperature setting below the established range.

In most facilities Moak measured, the temperature ranged between 70 and 75 degrees. But in interviews with 38 detainees, many also told Moak they were cold, including one 4-year-old boy from Guatemala. Moak noted that the temperature in the cell was 76.4 degrees, but the boy’s father told him they had not received a blanket or mat after four hours in custody.

If they’re cold, stay in their nations.

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11 Responses to “Illegal Aliens Are Sad That The Detention Centers Are Kept Cold”

  1. Sabre22 says:

    I think we ought to declare a national emergency under the Posse Comitatus Act. This Federalizes the State National Guards. Deploy 100,000 troops to the border. Use Military engineers to build the border wall. Use infantry and Mechanized infantry Patrols to pickup the Illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. Since this is a national emergency place all illegal immigrants in OUTDOOR prisons similar to what Sheriff Arpio used. Place the drug smugglers in special prisons to be processed separately. Process the illegal immigrants through the military court system and ship their asses back to their home countries ASAP Deduct all costs from the Foreign Aid given to the home country if any. problem Solved

    • Jeffery says:

      Trump should just declare himself Dictator for Life (35% of Americans would support that) and have troops shoot to kill all who try to enter.

      Round up the current batch of illegals and herd them into chambers and kill them with Zyklon B gas. Now that would be a deterrent!


      • formwiz says:

        You really are a jackass.

        You want the law to be applied to people like Manafort (when it doesn’t even apply), but you go all stupid in the head over the illegals. Of course,, without the illegals, Trump would have taken every state.

        Round up the current batch of illegals and herd them into chambers and kill them with Zyklon B gas.

        Oh, yeah. That’s the way Lefties handle everything, isn’t it? No wonder you’d think of it.

        • Jeffery says:

          without the illegals, Trump would have taken every state.

          You can’t actually believe that, can you??

          • david7134 says:

            The illegals could not have accounted for all the liberal cheating. There were the dead and the blank voter ballots and numerous other methods crooked Hillary used That is why the liberals and Hillary were shocked, they were sure the election had been purchased. After all here in Texas the Soros machines registered Hillary instead of Trump until the issue was brought to light.

          • Jeffery says:


            Do you have any evidence of rampant cheating? Of course you don’t.

            You are believing things that just aren’t true.

          • formwiz says:

            Reagan took 49 states and only missed MN by 5000 votes.

          • david7134 says:

            Yes, I have evidence.

  2. formwiz says:

    I believe the phrase is, “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time”.

  3. drowningpuppies says:



  4. Jl says:

    “Dictator…”. Typical over the top label for someone……following the law.

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