NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and mayors from more than a dozen other U.S. cities gathered near a holding facility for migrant children on the Texas border with Mexico — and were turned away from going inside, ABC 7 reports.
The New York City mayor and his counterparts from Los Angeles, Seattle and beyond pilgrimaged to the Tornillo facility Thursday to push for the immediate reunification of migrant children with their families, even as President Donald Trump ordered a halt to the policy separating them.
The mayors requested access to the detention center, which can hold up to 4,000, so they could inspect the conditions inside. Even though de Blasio was denied, he said he sees this as a chance to make a point. “The problem with the whole equation is there’s no honesty from the federal government, no effort to openly tell people what’s going on, and we have no reason to trust,” he said outside the facility. Read more at ABC 7.