Kids in border shelter get 20 minutes a week to speak with family
Shoes left outside a point of entry in El Paso, Texas, during a protest rally. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
The program director at the border shelter visited by First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday said children in the shelter get 20 minutes a week to speak with their families on the phone, according to pool reports of the roundtable.
The details: Director Rogelio De La Cerda Jr. told her the kids get two 10-minute phone calls a week, after "a process" to ensure that "the persons that they're communicating with are indeed their family. And that could be through verification — a birth certificate, photo identification."