Joaquin Castro smuggled a camera into Border Patrol station — the detainees wanted pictures to be shared
Inside a CBP facility in Texas, photo by Rep. Joaquin Castro (Twitter)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) smuggled a camera into a Border Patrol facility to document the conditions, a colleague explained on Monday.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was also on the tour and explained Castro's actions.

"Members of Congress had to surrender their phones before today’s CBP trip," Ocasio-Cortez explained. "But Joaquin Castro was able to get a device in."

"This photo is of the women we spoke to," she continued. "We asked their permission to photograph - they said yes, please share what’s happening."

Here is his full report from the facility: