Congress members tour facility housing separated children

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Members of Congress received a private look inside a Dobbs Ferry housing facility Friday where immigrant children are staying until they can be reunited with their families.

Rep. Nita Lowey said that the Children’s Village facility is in “good shape” after a tour.

While inside, she and her colleagues had no direct communication with the migrant children. News 12 is told that there are around 20 children being held at the facility who were separated from their families after illegally crossing the border.

“To tear the children and parents apart is not the policy that should be here in the United States of America,” said Rep. Lowey.

After the tour, the congressmen and women say President Trump needs to do more to reunite children who have been placed at housing centers around the country, four in Westchester, including the heavily-secured campus in Dobbs Ferry.

Last week, News 12 was granted access to the medical grounds where kids ages 12 to 17 originally from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are in communication with their parents. Despite the positive environment, lawmakers say they are having a difficult time getting past the Trump administration's immigration policies.

It’s currently unclear when the children in Dobbs Ferry will be reunited with their parents.

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