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New exhibit showcases art collection created by children in Tornillo

New exhibit showcases art collection created by children in Tornillo

Claudia Flores, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2019

The UTEP Centennial Museum hosted a special reception Saturday, April 13, for its most recent exhibition “Uncaged Art,” an art collection created by the children who were held in the immigrant detention center in Tornillo, Texas. In June 2018, the...

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Tornillo tent city finally closed

Tornillo tent city finally closed

Claudia Flores, Editor In Chief January 22, 2019

This past summer I had the chance to cover one of the events that caught the world’s attention: the Tornillo Tent City. Last week it was announced that the center closed its doors after releasing the last child in the detention center. During...

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

O’Rourke leads delegation to Tornillo’s Tent City

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor December 15, 2018

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...

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Separated families are still separated

Separated families are still separated

Catherine Ramirez, Contributor September 25, 2018

It’s been over 80 days since the Reunification Deadline and the federal shelters, where migrant children are being held, are near capacity. There are 12,800 migrant children being held in federal facilities in the U.S. waiting to be united with...

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How to help kids separated from parents at the border

How to help kids separated from parents at the border

Jake Deven, Contributor June 27, 2018

Since the Trump administration began enforcing its controversial “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, nearly 2,400 migrant children have been separated from their parents at the border. While President Trump recently signed an executive...

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People held up signs behind the media  during the press conference at the Tornillo- Guadalupe Port of Entry.

Separating families is the American (Christian) way

Jason Green, Contributor June 27, 2018

Separating families is nothing new for the U.S. Government. In 1619, slave ships from West Africa hit eastern shores in the U.S., starting the routine process of separating children from their families as they arrived at Jamestown Colony. Not seen as...

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Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta speaks at the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry.

Immigration Rallies Gain Momentum Despite Executive Order

Jake Deven, Contributor June 24, 2018

Hundreds gathered on Sunday, June 24, at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, for the second time within a week to protest the separation of immigrant children from their parents. Voto Latino, an organization dedicated to fostering...

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El Paso Mayor Dee Margo spoke  at the Tornillo- Guadalupe Port of Entry where about 20  mayors got together to protest Trump Administrations family separation policy.

U.S. mayors meet to protest at the border

June 21, 2018

On Thursday morning, June 21, mayors from across the country gathered at the Tornillo Port of Entry to protest for the thousands of families that have been separated at the U.S.- Mexico border. " We are the largest bilingual, bicultural, binational...

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Congressman Beto ORourke and his supporters lock arms and march to the Tornillo Port of Entry on Sunday, June 17.

Hundreds march to demand an end to family separation at the border

Elenie Gonzalez, Web Editor June 18, 2018

People from all over the country arrived en masse at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on Father’s Day, June 17, to express outrage over the separation of immigrant children from their parents. Vehicles lined the road as far as...

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Hundreds came down to the Tornillo Port of Entry to support Beto ORourke in the March to Tornillo on Sunday, June 17.

Hundreds gather at the Tornillo- Guadalupe Port of Entry to show support for immigrant children

Gaby Velasquez and Eelenie Gonzalez June 17, 2018

https://youtu.be/qA0NtSdLrM4 On Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, hundreds joined U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke and other local leaders in the March to Tornillo to show support for immigrant children who have been seprated from their families.

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