Sunday morning, El Paso congressman and Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke led hundreds of protesters on a march to the new tent encampment for immigrant children—some recently separated from their parents—in the border city of Tornillo. The weather was sunny and warm. The Father’s Day crowd included smiling families. And the mood was spirited, with demonstrators holding signs with messages like “Fight ignorance, not immigrants” while chanting, “Ho, ho, hey, hey, don’t take those kids away!” O’Rourke had publicized the event less than 24 hours earlier, and the turnout was impressive—“an amazing success,” O’Rourke would say later—with protesters arriving to walk with him and a group of other politicians that included Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez; El Paso congressional candidate Veronica Escobar; and Massachusetts representative…View Original Post
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