U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Press Conference Scheduled for 9 am MDT
Tornillo Migrant Facility
Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across the country will travel to Tornillo, TX on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to protest the Trump Administration’s family separation policy and call on the Administration for an immediate reversal.
Mayors will be arriving at the Tornillo Migrant Facility on Thursday, June 21st by 8:45 am MDT. A press conference will begin at 9 am MDT.
Last week during its 86th Annual Meeting, USCM unanimously passed a resolution registering its strong opposition to separating children from their families at the border. It calls on the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to immediately reverse these destructive policies and allow families apprehended to remain together to the extent possible, to help avoid the heartbreak and irreversible trauma of forced separation. Additionally, the resolution urges Congress to take action immediately to ensure that the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security are prohibited from this wholesale separation of children from their families at the border. The resolution can be found here.
Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM President
Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, USCM Vice President
Los Angeles (CA) Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chair, USCM Latino Alliance
Anaheim (CA) Mayor Tom Tait, Co-Chair, USCM Immigration Task Force
Austin (TX) Mayor Steve Adler, USCM Trustee
Seattle (WA) Mayor Jenny Durkan, USCM Vice Chair, Technology and Innovation
Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chair, USCM Criminal and Social Justice Committee
West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Chair, USCM Jobs, Education and the Workforce Committee
Findlay (OH) Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Chair, USCM Children, Health and Human Services Committee
Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez, USCM Advisory Board Member
Augusta (GA) Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr., USCM Advisory Board Member
El Paso (TX) Mayor Dee Margo, Host Mayor
Santa Fe (NW) Mayor Alan Webber
Albuquerque (NM) Mayor Tim Keller
Central Falls (RI) Mayor James A. Diossa
Las Cruces (NM) Mayor Ken Miyagishima
Press Conference with the Nation’s Mayors on the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy
Thursday, June 21, 2018; 9 am MDT
Tornillo Migrant Facility
1398 Lower Island Road
Fabens, TX 79838
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