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Rep. Grijalva in Washington D.C. to discuss tour of Nogales facility

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Congressman Raul Grijalva will be meeting with the Department of Homeland Security.  He will be talking to officials about touring the Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales where hundreds of illegal immigrant children are staying.

It comes after he had to cancel Monday's tour when his entire group was not allowed in.

For Congressman Grijalva and his group the trip did not go as planned.  He went down to Nogales with a group of clergy and a few other people to take a tour of the facility.  But when the group arrived at the lobby, Border Patrol changed their mind about letting the whole group in.

They would only allow Representative Grijalva in for a tour and no one else. Grijalva refused to take the tour. 

He says he brought the group down so they could see the facility and see what is going on with the children and report back to the public.  Congressman Grijalva will be in Washington D.C. today to try and work things out about the tour.  He does plan to tour the facility at a later date.

Here is a link to a letter Grijalva wrote to President Obama about the processing facility in Nogales - 

http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/2014_6_9_Obama_UnaccChildren_NogalesAZ1.pdf

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