Area Faith Groups Call Attention to Child Detention

IMMIGRATION TEEN DETENTION CAMP
In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo provided by Ivan Pierre Aguirre, migrant teens are led in a line inside the Tornillo detention camp holding more than 2,300 migrant teens in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration announced in June 2018 that it would open the temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers - and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. Ivan Pierre Aguirre / AP Photo
IMMIGRATION TEEN DETENTION CAMP
In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo provided by Ivan Pierre Aguirre, migrant teens are led in a line inside the Tornillo detention camp holding more than 2,300 migrant teens in Tornillo, Texas. The Trump administration announced in June 2018 that it would open the temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers - and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. Ivan Pierre Aguirre / AP Photo

Area Faith Groups Call Attention to Child Detention

For the first time the US detains more than 14,000 undocumented children. A number of faith groups have become involved in an effort to close a detention center outside of Tornillo Texas. Lee and Nancy Goodman of Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe/ Winnetka have been there twice. Their Rabbi, Bruce Elder, and a dozen of their congregation has also visited Tornillo. While they were there, the Goodmans met Joshua Rubin. He’s been observing the detention center for more than a month in his RV and has been posting about it on his Facebook group, Witness: Tornillo. The government says the site built at a former toll plaza was meant to be temporary, but Joshua’s observations tell him it’s growing. We’ll hear from Rubin and the Goodmans today on Worldview.