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Boston Globe: Ed Markey heads to border to protest immigration policies

US Senator Edward Markey is joining a growing list of members of Massachusetts’s all-Democratic congressional delegation to head to the country’s southern border.

Markey planned to visit detention and processing facilities in Port Isabel, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas, over the weekend.

While at the border, Markey planned to deliver hand-made cards, pictures, and messages of support created by Massachusetts children to the children and families being detained.

The messages and artwork were provided by Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Boston, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and children in Salem, Lynn, Gloucester, and Andover, Markey said.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark, and Michael Capuano have already traveled to the border to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies.