AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, representing Colorado’s 6th District, visited the Immigration and Customs facility in Aurora on Monday. There, he introduced a new bill.

Rep. Jason Crow (credit: CBS)

The bill would prevent Homeland Security from blocking members of Congress from visiting detention centers like the one in Aurora.

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Crow says there have been too many cases where lawmakers have been stopped from visiting immigrants and migrant children kept in the facilities. He, himself, is one of those lawmakers.

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“It took us 24 days to finally get a tour of the facility after numerous requests. During that time there were outbreaks, there were disease outbreaks and continued reports of disturbing conditions,” Crow said.

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If passed, Crow’s bill would require members of Congress get access within 48 hours of a request.