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Okla. congressman decries tour of immigrant site

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ An Oklahoma congressman is criticizing a proposed media tour of a facility at Fort Sill where hundreds of mostly teenage immigrant children from Central America are housed.

Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine is calling on reporters to reject Thursday's proposed tour because the invitation says no questions will be allowed and recording devices are prohibited.

Bridenstine, a first-term congressman from Tulsa, said in a statement Monday that the stipulations violate the First Amendment.

Bridenstine was denied access to the Army post in southwest Oklahoma last week.

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which sent the tour invitation, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Monday.

The children are mostly teenagers from Central America who were detained while trying to enter the U.S. illegally.


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