• October 29, 2020

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Government watchdog: Millions wasted on Tornillo migrant detention facility

The federal government wasted millions in taxpayer dollars on food, supplies and personnel during a brief reopening of a West Texas immigration detention facility last year, a government watchdog reported Thursday. The findings from the Government Accountability Office focus on expenditures from August to December to operate the tent encampment at Tornillo, a rural community […]Read More

Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump

The Trump administration wants to make migrants who pass through another nation before entering the U.S. at its southern border ineligible for asylum, the Associated Press reported Monday. The effort would disqualify most asylum seekers who did not first seek safe haven in another country before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, including unaccompanied children. The AP reported […]Read More

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

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 Tent City for Youth Migrants is Now Empty, Texas

A Texas congressman said Friday that the federal government has officially removed all children from the Tornillo detention center for undocumented migrant youths, ending more than half a year of operation for a facility that was decried by critics as a “tent city” and served as a symbol of President Donald Trump’s hardline approach to […]Read More

U.S. and Mexico Discussing a Deal that Could Slash Migration

MEXICO CITY — While President Trump regularly berates Mexico for “doing nothing” to stop illegal migration, behind the scenes the two governments are considering a deal that could drastically curtail the cross-border migration flow. The proposal, known as a “safe third country agreement,” would potentially require asylum seekers transiting through Mexico to apply for protection […]Read More