the children who were held at Tornillo have been either released to an appropriate sponsor or transferred to other shelters
“It’s worse than it looks in the photos because you don’t see the wide shot of the kids in the cage by themselves and the numbers that we saw,” reported MSNBC’s Jacob Soberoff when Trump was in McAllen, Texas, visiting with border patrol agents and talking about border security last summer. Soberoff visited Hildago, Texas on the border Thursday.
Referring to the McAllen Border Patrol Processing Station, Soberoff described the facility from his summer visit:
“More people, kids were separated from their families here than anywhere else on the southern border. This is the epicenter. Diane Feinstein was saying 2,500 kids were separated so far. Eleven hundred of them were separated right here in this sector.”
“It’s sickening, honestly, to see little kids – they say 4-years old is the youngest that are separated from their parents,” added Soberoff. “Here’s the thing: … only four social workers were in there when we took the tour yesterday that have to care for these kids that are increasing in numbers on a daily basis when they’re separated from their parents.”
"Some children may be held for up to 24 hours before social services attends to them. They’re on their own,” said Soberoff of the 4, 5 and 6-year-olds.