PHOTOS: Austin mayor, city council visit ‘tent city’ in West Texas

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler and city council members traveled June 20, 2018 to El Paso, before heading to Tornillo (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

Austin city council members and Mayor Steve Adler boarded a bus in El Paso to head to Tornillo, a border town, on June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

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Mayor Steve Adler and other mayors speak outside the Tornillo 'tent city' housing migrant children on June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Austin city council gather for a press conference in Tornillo, a town on the U.S.-Mexico border, on June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

City Council members Kathy Tovo and Delia Garza at a 'tent city' in Tornillo on June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Phil Prazan)

Protesters hold signs outside the 'tent city' in Tornillo, which houses migrant children, June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

Protesters hold signs outside the 'tent city' in Tornillo, which houses migrant children, June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

Austin City Council member Greg Casar tries to talk a guard into letting he, other members, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and other mayors from around the country into the 'tent city' in Tornillo June 21, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Phil Prazan)