NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the detention center believed to be housing migrant children in El Paso, Texas was "out in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden there is a tent city."
The New York City mayor was among a group of mayors who attempted to tour the facility Thursday before being turned away.
De Blasio says the mayors had wanted to get a closer look at the center, which has several tents, to witness the conditions and check on the children.
"This has to end," said de Blasio.
He says bipartisan support is necessary.
"Leaders across the spectrum are saying families should not be torn apart," said de Blasio.
The Trump administration has not said how separated families at the border would be reunited.