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REP. MARY GONZÁLEZ HOSTS MALC MEMBERS FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY VISIT  print page

by: Rep. González, Mary
08/08/2018

EL PASO, TX - On Friday, August 10, Representative Mary González is hosting the Mexican American Legislative Caucus for an immigration policy visit. The members will tour the Tornillo Port of Entry Shelter, which is in Rep. González's district, to get a firsthand account of the situation of family separation on the ground. The members will also be visiting with advocates from Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, as well as the Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services of El Paso.

"The family separation crisis is very much ongoing; although some families have been reunited, many children remain in detention facilities and separated from their loved ones. Therefore, we must remain vigilant and aware of the current situation on the ground. It is of the utmost importance that we make sure these children are safe and cared for," Representative Mary González said.

After the July 26 deadline for reunification of immigrant families, approximately 650 children still remain separated from their families. 450 parents have been deported while their children still remain in detention centers.


Who: Rep. González & Mexican American Legislative Caucus Members

What: Press Conference on MALC firsthand account of Tornillo Shelter Tour

When: Friday, August 10 @ 1pm MST

Where: Tornillo Port of Entry Shelter

Contact: Caroline Plapinger

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