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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted to support the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, which provides our nation’s farmers and ranchers with certainty and stability to continue feeding America. Among other benefits, the Farm Bill:
The Trump administration's immigration "zero tolerance" policy that results in the separation of thousands of children from their families stoked outrage over the weekend, and several prominent Republicans sounded off.
With chants of "families united" and "free our children now," hundreds of people marched to the tent city in Tornillo, Texas, where children have been detained for immigration violations.
The Father's Day march near El Paso was primarily organized by Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is also running for Senate against Ted Cruz. He says the march was the brainchild of Veronica Escobar, who is running to fill his seat in the House, as well as other community leaders.
The march came together on short notice: O'Rourke announced it late Friday.
Texas Rep. Will Hurd said Saturday that the use of detained children, such as those being separated from their parents at the southern border, as a deterrent policy is "unacceptable."
After visiting tents erected in Tornillo to house unaccompanied migrant children, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said he is still disappointed in the lack of information coming from the Trump administration about its new policy of separating children from their parents at the border.
Hurd, a Republican whose district includes the port of entry in Tornillo, visited the new tents late Friday night and met with officials overseeing care of the teenage boys being housed there.
Conditions in the recently opened tent city in far west Texas appear to be good, but that should not excuse a policy of separating families as a form of deterrence, the congressman who represents the area where the facility is located said Saturday. U.S.
A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a flawed immigration strategy.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17.
Texas Republican Will Hurd blasted the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents from children Saturday after touring the new Tornillo tent camp.
"Separating kids from their families is a bad idea," said Hurd, the first congressman to get inside the tent camp in his border district. "We shouldn't be doing this. In the land of the free and the home of the brave you shouldn't be using kids as part of our deterrence strategy."
Congressman Will Hurd toured the tents at the Tornillo port of entry that will be used to house migrant children, following the U.S. government decision to house immigrant children separated from their parents.
Hacinados en carpas, con una temperatura exterior de más de 100 grados (37.8 centígrados) en el verano, cientos de niños inmigrantes separados de sus padres permanecerán en un albergue temporal en el Puerto de Entrada Marcelino Serna, al este del Condado de El Paso.
La administración Trump confirmó el jueves la selección de este sitio como el primer refugio para niños inmigrantes creado bajo la política de “cero tolerancia” de la Casa Blanca.