Rep. Kennedy joins immigration protest in Texas

June 17, 2018 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy has participated in a march in Texas to protest the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the nation’s southern border.

The Massachusetts Democrat joined the protest Sunday to draw attention to a tent-like shelter to house hundreds of the minors near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas.

Kennedy has called the practice of family separation “monstrous” saying all families, and all children, deserve to be treated with dignity and decency.

The protest was led by Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke who said he was working on legislation to end the practice.

A Kennedy spokesman said he attempted to visit the facility but was denied entry.

President Donald Trump has tried to blame Democrats for the policy.