The Trump Administration Is Going to Build a Tent City at the Border for Migrant Children – Mother Jones

Written by on June 14, 2018

The Trump administration will build a tent city near the US-Mexico border in Texas to house hundreds of migrant children, including those separated from their parents.

Approximately 450 kids will be held in temporary shelters at Tornillo Land Point of Entry, a border crossing point near El Paso, NBC reported Wednesday. According to the Washington Post, temporary shelters at Tornillo were last used to house migrant children and families in 2016. The camp will have recreation areas and educational programming, along with air conditioning.

Eleanor Acer, director of refugee protection at the nonprofit Human Rights First, called the decision to hold children at Tornillo “despicable.” “Many of these children have been brought to this country to escape unspeakable violence, and rather than offer them protection this administration is ripping them away from the only family they’ve ever known, prosecuting their parents, and holding them in inhumane conditions,” Acer said. “This is not what America stands for.”

Source: The Trump Administration Is Going to Build a Tent City at the Border for Migrant Children – Mother Jones


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