LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to visit Texas detention center, condemn family separation

EL PASO, Texas (KABC) -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is one of several U.S. mayors set to gather at a Texas detention facility to demand family reunification amid the Trump administration's treatment of immigrants.

Garcetti will visit a facility near El Paso, Texas, and join a bipartisan group of mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities.

The purpose of the trip will be to condemn the separation of immigrant children from their parents when detained illegally crossing the U.S. border, a policy that was halted when Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors organized the trip, which was announced prior to Wednesday's executive order.
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