Alyssa Milano was rejected from a detention office in Florida after it had reported unannounced to perform an inspection inside.
The actress arrived in Homestead on Wednesday morning and was joined by a group of activists who demanded to come in and meet the migrant children who were being held there.
They were refused entry and told them to make formal requests, just like everyone else.
Milano, who was photographed in a chauffeur driven Mercedes, streamed videos from the site on Twitter.
In one of her, she was told that some of the government workers were blocking her access: & I am Alyssa Milano. I am an actress / activist and would like to be left on a community visit. & # 39;
The agents told her and the group, including a representative of the state from Vermont, to submit requests in writing and reject them.
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Alyssa Milano returns to her Mercedes with driver after being rejected Wednesday from the detention facility at Homestead in South Florida, where she demanded to be admitted to meet migrant children there and to inspect the conditions
Alyssa Milano films herself back in her car after being sent away from the detention center
Undeterred, the group held up cardboard hearts so that the children inside the fence could see that an outdoor area surrounded the facility.
Once back in her car, Milano filmed another video and asked her 3.6 million followers to submit requests to be admitted on Thursday.
She also asked them to go to the facilities in their community and demand to be admitted.
& # 39; We tried to come in, they didn't let us. They gave me an e-mail card to submit a visit request.
& # 39; Maybe we should all email and tell me that they let me in. I'm going back tomorrow and trying to be let in again.
& # 39; They want me to make an appointment to come back, usually that appointment is set up two weeks later.
& # 39; Of course, in those two weeks, they have time to clean the place. I thought it was important that they just let me in, & she said.
Milano then described the alleged circumstances within the facility, claiming that children had pencils and pens that were taken from them because they used them to damage themselves.
Milan was part of a larger group of protesters who wanted to be admitted to see the circumstances that others have considered disgusting
The actress and the others there were all told to submit their requests in writing and it would take two weeks for them to enter
Photos taken by DailyMail.com show some of the children in the migrant center on Wednesday
The children, all boys, were shown leaning back on Wednesday on an improvised fence
Milano and the protesters held up red cardboard love hearts so that the children could see on the other side of the fence
She fought tears and said: & There are thousands of children in Homestead. They had removed pencils and pens because they were cutting themselves.
& # 39; They should not have physical contact with each other to comfort each other, even if they are brothers and sisters.
& # 39; The 17-year-old, when they turn 18, is put in solitary confinement and then chained and taken to an adult detention center. & # 39;
The circumstances she describes have been reported by others who have visited the sites.
Milano then urged the followers to come to the centers themselves.
& # 39; Teach and empower yourself. Use your votes, we can all do it Make a difference.
& # 39; If you have one of these detention centers in your community, you must be displayed. Ask to be admitted – make sure they know that people are watching and that we are watching and as always.
& # 39; Thank you for your support. And your love. I am honored that I can use my platform in this capacity.
& # 39; That's all. Let us all use our voices to try to close these centers. & # 39;
Milano filmed some of the employees she encountered and told them: & # 39; we don't blame you & # 39;
The horrible circumstances in other facilities were revealed last week by a group of lawyers who did unexpected drop-ins.
They found that children did not receive suitable food and water based on their needs and many were dirty.
Breastfeeding mothers received insufficient care and the hygiene levels were far below par.
The issue of the government's treatment of migrant families after they have crossed the border illegally has arisen again when debates about the presidential candidate debuted.
They are expected to become a central point of the debates.
Milano will be shown in her car on Wednesday. She has vowed to return to the site
Demonstrant signs in the detention center on Wednesday
In addition to the worrying conditions in the shelters, there are fears about the many people losing their lives trying to enter the US.
A poignant photo of a Salvadoran father drowned with his 22-month-old daughter on Sunday in the Rio Grande has become a symbol of the crisis.
Democratic presidential hope followers Beto O & Rourke and Elizabeth Warren plan to go to Homestead on Wednesday at Homestead.
They, too, want to be let in before the government agents who work there have the chance to clean up.
The incoming head of Customs & Border Patrol, Max Morgan, insisted on Tuesday that the circumstances were not as bad as they were made up.
& # 39; Are there problems that we can improve and improve? Absolutely.
& # 39; That is why I welcome the [Inspector General]. I welcome non-governmental organizations to come in and make a check and balance.
"We must always try to get better, but to say that it is a systemic, flagrant problem is simply not true and the facts do not support that," he said. CBS on Tuesday.
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