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    Rep. Joe Kennedy Joins Protest in Texas

    Congressman Joe Kennedy III visited Texas on Sunday to condemn the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents at the border.

    (Published Sunday, June 17, 2018)

    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.

    Hundreds March on New Tent City in Tornillo, Texas

    [NATL] Hundreds March on New Tent City in Tornillo, Texas

    Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke led protestors in a Father's Day march to the new "tent city" in Tornillo, Texas, that will house migrant children separated from their parents upon arrival in the United States.

     

     

    (Published Sunday, June 17, 2018)

    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.

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