Hundreds Protest on Father’s Day Against a Tent City for Immigrant Children Near Texas Border
On Father’s Day, hundreds of protesters descended on a Texas border outpost where a new tent city has been erected to detain immigrant children, according to NPR.
The Trump administration announced the new facility would be opening in Tornillo, Texas — just outside of El Paso — last Thursday. By Friday, the center was reportedly operational and already housing dozens of unaccompanied children, some of whom were separated from their parents at the border.
In response to the facility’s sudden appearance, lawmakers called an impromptu march on Sunday amid escalating backlash against the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border.
Led by Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar, protesters convened at the border crossing from Mexico and marched along a road near the Tornillo facility.
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