ATF Members: Protest Detentions in Tornillo

Dear members,

Many of us have been watching the news in horror as we witness inhumane immigration policies and child internment camps at the border. Trump’s latest executive order was merely a publicity stunt that “reunited families” while still holding them in internment camps.

Let’s be clear: holding children in cages separate from their families is no different than putting families in cages together.
To make matters worse, now that the executive order is signed, these families can be held for an indefinite amount of time.

But to be outraged isn’t enough. It’s time to act.

Join our union family as we travel to the Tornillo Detention Center near El Paso, Texas where we’ll meet up with our AFT National President, Randi Weingarten and Dreamers from United We Dream.

Together, we will participate in two actions:

AFT Rally and Delivery of Books, Clothing
and Supplies to Children in Tent Cities
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
U.S. District Court, El Paso, TX
525 Magoffin Ave.
(Click here for a flyer)

United We Dream Action
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Tornillo Detention Center
1400 Lower Island Rd. Tornillo, TX


If you can join us, here is some important information:

  • ATF members will leave Albuquerque together at 5am on Tuesday the 26th. The caravan will leave from the ATF office (530 Jefferson NE).
  • We will arrive in El Paso at about 11am to participate in the ATF Action of delivering books, clothing and supplies to children in tent cities.
  • Then, we will join the United We Dream action on the 27th and return to Albuquerque late in the evening.
  • ATF members able to join us will be responsible for their own costs for transportation, food and lodging on the night of the 26th. Depending on how many people sign up, it is likely we will carpool, share hotel rooms and split bills.

If you are interested in traveling with ATF to participate in these actions, click here to register.

For organizational purposes, the deadline to register is Sunday, June 24 by noon.

In solidarity,

Team ATF