BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey is joining a growing list of members of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation to head to the country’s southern border.
Markey is planning to visit detention and processing facilities in Port Isabel, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas this weekend.
While at the border, Markey plans to deliver hand-made cards, pictures, and messages of support created by children in Massachusetts to the children and families being detained.
Markey said the messages and artwork were provided by Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Boston, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and children in Salem, Lynn, Gloucester and Andover.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark and Michael Capuano have already traveled to the border to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies.