U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy has participated in a march in Texas to protest the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the nation's southern border.
The Massachusetts Democrat joined the protest Sunday to draw attention to a tent-like shelter to house hundreds of the minors near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas.
Kennedy has called the practice of family separation "monstrous," saying all families, and all children, deserve to be treated with dignity and decency.
"When you have a 2-year-old screaming for their mother, and their mother cannot be provided, there's no response for that," Kennedy told NBC10 Boston.
The protest was led by Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke who said he was working on legislation to end the practice.
Kennedy said he attempted to visit the facility but was denied entry.
"They said they couldn't accomodate me at the time, and they are requesting a two week notice period for a member of Congress," he said.
President Donald Trump has tried to blame Democrats for the policy.