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

RSVP: Please RSVP to Sara Durr at [email protected].