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South Florida Congresswoman Rethinks Colorful Hats After Telephone Threat

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    Lawmakers Visit Migrant Detention Center

    South Florida lawmakers Frederika Wilson and Donna Shalala visit the migrant detention center for children in Homestead.

    (Published Tuesday, July 2, 2019)

    A South Florida congresswoman known for her colorful hats says she's rethinking her signature headwear following a telephone threat.

    The Miami Herald reports Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson received the call at home after leading a congressional delegation on a recent tour of a Homestead detention center that holds undocumented migrant children.

    Wilson says the anonymous caller was angered over critical comments Wilson made about a secret Facebook page, created by Border Patrol agents, which mocked migrants and lawmakers. She says the caller didn't directly threaten her but pointed out her hats made her easy to find.

    Wilson says whether she wears a hat or not in the future will be determined by the event and how public it is.

    The caller's number was furnished to police. No arrests have been reported.