• October 25, 2020

Tags : tornillo camp

Tornillo will re-open as a migrant detention center, this time

The Trump administration is opening a new 2,500-bed holding facility for adult migrants here, constructing a large soft-sided structure close to the U.S.-Mexico border on the former site of a controversial shelter for migrant children, officials said Friday. Roger Maier, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, confirmed that work to build the facility began […]Read More

Rep. Hurd addresses situation at Clint Border Patrol Station; CBP

Republican Representative William Hurd addressed members of the Texas press Tuesday morning, placing blame for the situation at the Clint Border Patrol Station on his “friends on the other side of the aisle.” Last week, Human Rights Watch lawyers found 255 children in deplorable conditions at the Clint Border Patrol Station outside of El Paso. […]Read More

UTEP Exhibit Gives Voice to Tornillo’s Silenced Teens

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will host an exhibit showcasing art created by teenagers from various Central and South American countries who were held in a secured tent city in Tornillo, a small town of about 1,600 people about 40 miles southeast of El Paso. “Uncaged Art: […]Read More

Tornillo Facility for Migrant Kids will Remain Open into 2019,

The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a “tent city” and sits on a remote port of entry in far West Texas, was opened in June to house mainly unaccompanied […]Read More

State Rep. González Announces Yarn Drive for Children in Tornillo

On Wednesday, State Representative Mary E. González announced a Yarn Drive for children being detained in the Tornillo Shelter. “Many constituents, as well as people from across the country, have reached out to my office asking how to help the young people held at the Tornillo detention center, especially around the holidays,” said Rep. González. “This […]Read More