US mayors gather at border to demand family reunification

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This section of the border wall that was recently built near the Mexican town of Anapra shows the new type of ‘bollard’ wall that be built near Santa Teresa, N.M., Monday, April 9, 2018. The head of the U.S. Border Patrol sector that includes part of West Texas and all of New Mexico said Monday […]

 Mayors of cities from across the United States have begun to gather at Texas’ border with Mexico to condemn President Trump’s treatment of immigrant families under a zero-tolerance policy for people who cross into the United States illegally.

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber arrived Wednesday in El Paso, Texas, to join more than a dozen mayors in demanding that families who were separated while trying to enter the United States illegally be immediately reunited.

Trump has signed an executive order ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Webber said the Trump administration cannot easily repair the emotional trauma inflicted on immigrant children and that the president’s executive order doesn’t fix a racist approach to immigration policy.

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