Let’s Be Clear: The Tornillo Center for Migrant Children is NOT a Prison

Last weekend a small, but powerful group of activists gathered at a Tornillo, Texas youth detention center to protest conditions for migrant teenagers waiting for reunification with families or official sponsors.

Joining the demonstration and facility site visit were Democratic members of Congress, including Representatives Beto O’Rourke (Texas) and Judy Chu (CA), Representative elect, Veronica Escobar (Texas) and Senators Jeff Merkley (OR), Tina Smith (MN) and Mazie Hirono (HI).

These are among the most stalwart advocates calling attention to the unending traumatization of migrant children at the U.S. Southern border.