Protesters block bus carrying immigrant kids at US border
MCALLEN, Texas (AP):
A group of immigrant rights protesters yesterday blocked a bus carrying immigrant children outside a United States-Mexico border processing facility.
Local and state police were called in to help disperse the crowd and enable the bus to proceed.
The bus eventually left the area. Border patrol agents did not say where it was headed.
The incident occurred amid an uproar over the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families caught on the southwest border.
President Donald Trump signed an order last week to keep families detained together during immigration proceedings.
Meanwhile, an attorney in Texas has been trying to reunite parents with the children.
Attorney-at-law Jodi Goodwin said yesterday that another attorney identified the parents at criminal court hearings in McAllen, Texas.
She has been reaching out to the parents at a detention facility in Port Isabel, Texas, to collect information about their cases and their children.
She said that she has been inundated with requests for help from the parents, and the list is still growing.