Signs From Beto O’Rourke’s March to Tornillo, Texas Event
Beto Border March 2018
On Father's Day 2018, Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke led the 'March to Tornillo.' According to CNN, this gathering "was an effort to drum up enough "outrage" and "public pressure" to change the policy, which Trump suggested is a negotiating tool and has falsely asserted is the fault of Democrats."
In Tornillo, Texas is where the Trump administration has set up tents to be used as immigration detention centers. Thousands gathered around the Tornillo Port of Entry, where O'Rourke and others, including Representative Joe Kennedy, spoke about their anger and frustration towards the situation and the Trump administration.
As I walked among the crowd of protestors, I heard different stories highlighting where people were from, how long they traveled to be a part of this movement and what needs to be done. I met one lady who was so sweet and happy to be there to show her support for Beto, she asked me to take her photo to share this moment with her daughters in New York.
I understand the frustration that comes with this conversation. Yes, it is a touchy subject but it needs to be discussed. Yes, people are breaking the law but they are still people. No matter what side you are on, I would like to think we still have some humanity towards others no matter their legal status. What couldn't be yelled amongst the crowd, was said on cardboard.
Tons of people carried their signs proudly over their head to make a statement without making a sound. I have a feeling this isn't going to be the last time we see signs like this.