Tag Archives: Tornillo

Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Tornillo Tent City For Youth Migrants Is Now Empty, Texas Congressman Says

Tornillo Tent City For Migrant Teens Is On The Verge Of Shutting Down

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — After more than six months of serving as a symbol of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, the detention center for young migrants at Tornillo is on the brink of closing for … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Tornillo Tent City For Migrant Teens Is On The Verge Of Shutting Down

Tornillo Facility For Migrant Kids Will Remain Open Into 2019, Federal Government Confirms

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune El PASO –The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tornillo Facility For Migrant Kids Will Remain Open Into 2019, Federal Government Confirms

With Contract Set To Expire, Still No Word On What’s Next For Immigration Center At Tornillo

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune After receiving several contract extensions, the tent city’s operators say they want the government to find a long-term solution. But they also don’t want to abandon the children held there.

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on With Contract Set To Expire, Still No Word On What’s Next For Immigration Center At Tornillo

West Texas Migrant Shelter To Retroactively Do Fingerprint Checks On Staff

By Carlos Morales A federal agency says they will now retroactively perform FBI-fingerprint checks on all employees at a temporary shelter for migrant children in West Texas. Initial background checks were less rigorous.

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on West Texas Migrant Shelter To Retroactively Do Fingerprint Checks On Staff

Tornillo’s “Tent City” Now Holds 1,500 Migrant Children

By Sally Beauvais The children don’t go anywhere on the grounds unaccompanied. Boys sleep in groups of 20, in rows of insulated tents. In one, shelter Alpha 11, the tightly-made bunk beds are adorned with Halloween decorations. Nearby are shower … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tornillo’s “Tent City” Now Holds 1,500 Migrant Children

Tornillo Migrant Shelter To Expand, Remain Open Through December

By Sally Beauvais A temporary shelter housing migrant children in the West Texas border town of Tornillo will remain open at least until December 31st. This is the third time the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has opted … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Tornillo Migrant Shelter To Expand, Remain Open Through December

Tornillo detention center for immigrant children will remain open at least another month

The immigration detention center, which held more than 300 minors two weeks ago, will remain open at least through Aug. 13, according to a federal agency.

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News, KXWT News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment