Udall, Heinrich, Blumenthal To Travel To Border To Hold Trump Administration Accountable For Inhumane Family Separation Policy

Senators to visit Tornillo, El Paso, and Las Cruces

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, June 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will travel to the Southwest border to hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhumane policy of separating children from their parents. The senators will visit the site of the temporary shelter facility for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas and will visit border patrol stations where families and children are housed temporarily before transferring to the care of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. The senators will also travel to a port of entry in El Paso, Texas to receive an overview of the process and procedures for asylum seekers. 

In the evening, the senators will hold a Keep Families Together community event in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The senators will be demanding a reunification plan for every child and holding the Trump Administration accountable for any future plans to incarcerate children.

Tornillo, TX- Friday, June 22, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
WHAT: Visit Health and Human Services (HHS) Temporary Shelter Site 
WHEN: From 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
WHERE: Marcelino Serna Port of Entry, 1400 Lower Island Rd., Tornillo, TX 79853 

El Paso, TX - Friday, June 22, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
WHAT: Tour of El Paso Border Patrol Station 
WHEN: From 12:35 p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: 9201 Gateway South Boulevard El Paso, TX 79924

WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
WHAT: Tour of Paseo del Norte Port of Entry 
WHEN: From 1:35 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
WHERE: Paso del Norte Port of Entry, 1000 South El Paso St., El Paso, TX 79901

Las Cruces, Friday, June 22, 2018
WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal 
WHAT: Keep Families Together Unity Event
WHEN: From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Alma d'Arte Charter School, 402 W Court Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005