In Texas, nurses protest “zero tolerance” border immigration policy

National Nurses United, the country’s largest labor union for nurses — which counts a Filipina among its co-presidents — is adding its collective voice to the outrage over the forced separation of families and detention of immigrant children.

On Tuesday, the NNU-Organizing Committee in Texas, which represents 1,700 registered nurses from 4 hospitals around El Paso, joined a march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office to protest the Trump administration’s immigration “zero tolerance” policy.

In a statement, the NNU-OC committee demands an end to the detention of migrant children, calling the conditions at the detention center at Tornillo “absolutely harmful to the health and well being of the detained children.”

 

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