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Families Divided

Beto O’Rourke, Veronica Escobar lead Father's Day march on tent city housing separated immigrant children

Days after a tent city went up near El Paso, demonstrators near the facility took aim at the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from parents seeking asylum.

The tent city at Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso on June 16, 2018. The facility was created to house immigrant children who were separated from their parents when they crossed the border.

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to tips@texastribune.org.

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to the crowd marching on the tent city where children separated from their parents at the border are being held at Tornillo Port of Entry, on June 17, 2018.
Marchers head towards the tent city at Tornillo Port of Entry to protest the tent city erected there to house children separated from their parents at the border.
Undocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

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