More than 50 faith leaders gathered in Texas to pray for undocumented migrants. Hours before, Congress went into recess with nothing to show for weeks of talk about the issue.
Much of the media coverage of the unaccompanied minors crisis at the border has focused on anti-immigration protests. But in Texas, California, and elsewhere, many are supporting the children.
Federal officials will start using the Houston airport to fly an overflow of children in Texas to shelters across the country.
Lupillo Rivera, brother of the late performer Jenni Rivera, was showing his support for Latino children during a rally in California, when he was spat on by an anti-immigration protester.
“I don’t think small children should be locked up in jail,” Sen. Bob Menendez said Friday.
The administration will be sending a significant number of immigration judges and staff to help speed up the processing of children for asylum and deportation cases.
Unaccompanied migrant children are being sent to a repurposed warehouse in Arizona and military bases in California, Texas, and Oklahoma.