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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHILDREN’S INTERNMENT CAMP IN TEXAS
Fox Valley Faith Leaders Lead Witness and Protest
[Fox Valley, WI, December, 2018] Currently there are 14,000 migrant children being detained in the United States, away from their families, more than any other time in our history. More than 3,000 children and youth are now being held in Tornillo, Texas.

#WitnessTornillo
The number of children in the internment camp at Tornillo has rapidly expanded from the original 360 children detained there in June. Though only designed for short term use, the deadline keeps getting extended & the camp continues to grow by the day.

#ChristmasInTornillo
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🚨 Who is helping the kids of Tornillo?

Someone asked & I found info about some of the lawmakers, attorneys, NFPs, individuals who are helping the kids

▶️ Links to donate / volunteer are in the thread

(P.S. I'm sure many more are out there ... I can add to the thread)

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Local and State leaders, including -

El Paso State Senator Jose Rodriguez,

U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Lucille Roybal-Allard of California,

are working together to have the Tent City shut down.

Links:

elpasotimes.com/story/news/loc…

texasmonthly.com/article/more-m…

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Lawyers for Good Government @lawyers4goodgov send volunteer Immigration lawyers to Tornillo to help conduct legal intake interviews with 100s of detained kids.

⚠️ They need to raise $250k by Dec 31st, donations are tax deductible

Project Corazon: lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazo…

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