TORNILLO, Tex. — Late last week a sprawling tent city opened in Tornillo, outside El Paso. It is surrounded by chain-link fencing topped with barbed wire and hemmed in between the Rio Grande and I-10. Like several others along the United States-Mexico border, the Tornillo facility is intended to hold children apprehended for entering this country illegally. But it’s also different. Whatever the federal government chooses to call it, this is an internment camp. [Read More]
RICHARD PARKER is an author and award-winning journalist. He is a regular Op-Ed Contributor to The New York Times.
In 2018 he won the top honor from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for his work for The Dallas Morning News; in 2017, his work there was honored by the Associated Press Managing Editors of Texas. He lectures widely, has covered three armed conflicts and specializes in areas of national politics, national security, immigration and international trade.
A recipient of numerous fellowships, he has taught at Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow him on Twitter@richardparkertx.