Tag Archives: Tornillo
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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