O’Rourke leads delegation to Tornillo’s Tent City

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O’Rourke leads delegation to Tornillo’s Tent City

Kids who spent time in Tent City write this message to the new kids who will be spending time at Tent City.

Kids who spent time in Tent City write this message to the new kids who will be spending time at Tent City.

Gaby Velasquez

Kids who spent time in Tent City write this message to the new kids who will be spending time at Tent City.

Gaby Velasquez

Gaby Velasquez

Kids who spent time in Tent City write this message to the new kids who will be spending time at Tent City.

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor

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The community gathers one more time at the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15, to bring an end to Tent City, which is holding minors who arrived to the border unaccompanied.

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX 16),  led a delegation to Tornillo. O’Rourke toured the Tent City along with U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN), U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA 27), U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and U.S. Sen. Jeff  Merkley (D-OR). Representative-elect Veronica Escobar  didn’t tour with the other representatives for reasons which are unclear. Instead, she addressed the community about what is taking place in Tent City.

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  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono is welcomed by the community.

  • Signs are put up on the fence to show the kids support from the community.

  • Signs are put up on the fence to show the kids support from the community.

  • Signs are put up on the fence to show the kids support from the community.

  • Kids who spent time in Tent City write this message to the new kids who will be spending time at Tent City.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Ashley, organizer of the event addresses the community about what is happening in Tent City.

  • Representative-elect Veronica Escobar addresses the public at a rally outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Uncle Sam adresses the community about Tent City at the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Demonstrators hold up signs to protest Tent City and the separation of families.

  • Demonstrators stand in silence for Jackeline Caal who died of dehydration and shock after being detained at the border.

  • Police officers stand by the port on entry to make sure no one crosses to Tent City.

  • U.S. representatives return to address the media after touring Tent City at the Tornillo Post of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15.

  • Senator Jeff Merkley addresses the media at a rally outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15. ‏

  • Protestors stand next to the U.S. representatives as they address the media outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15. ‏

  • U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono addresses the media at a rally outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15. ‏

  • U.S. Rep. Judy Chu D-California addresses the media at a rally outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15. ‏

  • U.S. Senator. Former Lt. Gov. Fierce advocate for Minnesota Tina Smith addresses the media at a rally outside of the Tornillo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, Dec. 15. ‏

  • U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso lead a delegation to Tornillo on Saturday morning, Dec. 15.

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