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Cory Booker tours Elizabeth Detention Center

Senator’s visit comes as hundreds of migrant children remain separated from their families

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ELIZABETH – Sen. Cory Booker made a visit to the Elizabeth Detention Center on Friday, in the wake of hundreds of migrant children still not being reunited with their families. The Elizabeth Detention Center has been a focal point for activists speaking out against the immigration crisis.

Booker is one of several state Democrats to make a visit to the facility since Immigration and Customs Enforcement began acting on a policy that separated children from their parents at the U.S. southern border.

Back in June, several rallies were held here at the center where politicians, like Sen. Bob Menendez, expressed their disappointment in the Trump administration.

"Many of us feared that if elected president trump would trample the rights of immigrants and since his election he has made our worst fears a reality," Menendez said.

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., made the decision to restore the DACA program, a decision that puts certainty back into the lives of nearly one million undocumented young adults living in the United States who were brought to the country as children. The Trump administration is, however, expected to appeal the decision. If no appeal is filed, DACA is expected to be fully restored by the end of this month.

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