Dozens of “transgender” illegal alien detainees have been transferred out of a facility in New Mexico after the facility has been criticized for its conditions, USA Today reports.
The Cibola Correctional Center, located in New Mexico, is the only facility of its kind dedicated solely to “transgender women” (meaning men who identify as women). The facility is run by a private company called CoreCivic, and is capable of housing up to 1,000 inmates.
About 27 aliens were transferred to other facilities after criticism from far-left activists, who accused the facility of not being up to the task of taking care of the aliens. Left-wing immigration lawyer Allegra Love criticized the staff at the facility for giving the detainees water, which she claimed was “medical neglect.”
45 Democratic members of Congress eventually wrote a joint letter to ICE criticizing the facility, demanding that conditions either be improved or the aliens be set free. The letter also placed the burden of accepting such illegal immigrants on the United States, falsely calling the nation “a refuge for individuals who face persecution.”
In response, an ICE spokesman said that “ICE recognizes the unique, long-term health care management needs of detainees who identify as transgender and wants to ensure transgender detainees have access to every resource available at ICE’s disposal.”