TORNILLO, TEXAS (KRQE) – New Mexicans are speaking out, some even joining in on protests outside of a border shelter, including New Mexico state representative Bill McCamley.
“This can’t be who we are as Americans. It just can’t,” said Camley.
McCamley joined hundreds of families marching along a rural road in Tornillo, Texas, just more than an hour south of Las Cruces.
The temporary shelter there is reportedly housing children in cages and the images are going viral.
McCamley says it’s something we should not stop talking about.
“I can’t even begin to understand the emotional trauma these young children are going through as they are torn apart from their parents and stored in cages like animals,” said McCamley.
Other lawmakers from around the United States took part in yesterday’s protest.