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Beto O'Rourke and other Democrats urge public to keep Tornillo migrant facility in spotlight

The population at the detention center for migrant children has quietly swelled from a few hundred to about 2,800 in about six months.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, flanked by U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minnesota (left), and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, speaks to the press after touring the tent city that holds thousands of immigrant children, in Tornillo on Dec. 15, 2018.
Left to right: U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, speak to the press after touring the tent city that holds thousands of immigrant children, in Tornillo on Dec. 15, 2018.

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