Families Belong Together National Day of Action in Houston

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Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia and members of partnering organizations took part in a march to the site of a proposed holding facility for undocumented immigrant children separated from their parents.

The march began at Settegast Park on Garrow Street in southeast Houston at 2 p.m. Saturday, continued along Harrisburg Boulevard and culminated on 419 Emancipation Avenue where Families Belong Together supporters advocated for the reunification of immigrant families separated at the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The event was part of the Families Belong Together National Day of Action.

"Despite federal court orders, Texas still has children and parents being detained who were separated by the Trump Administration," said Senator Garcia, who represents Texas Senate District 6 in Harris County, in a statement released before the event. "We want to know! Where are the children? We cannot build more infrastructure of cruelty in Houston. No baby jails. No family jails. Not now. Not ever."

Other participants in the march included Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado and FIEL director Cesar Espinosa.