NY1 | Lawyers representing separated families rally in front of Cayuga Centers
Lawyers representing families separated at the southern border say they are being denied access to see the children at a Manhattan facility.
They rallied in front of the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem Wednesday afternoon.
Michael Avenatti represents a separated Honduran family that was looking for asylum. Now, the three young girls of Hector and Denise Tejada are at this facility.
Hector was given asylum, but Denise is being held at a detention center in Texas.
Avenatti says the lawyers had paperwork granting them permission to see the children but were was asked to leave the center.
"You want to know what this country has become under this administration? You want to know the lengths that they will go to to keep these children away from their parents? You've witnessed it here today," he said. "Now, they are not even allowing attorneys to meet with the girls, to meet with the clients, to check on their welfare."
This comes after the Trump adminstration failed to follow a court order to reunify more than 100 children under the age of 5 with their parents.
NY1 reached out to the Cayuga Centers for comment, but have not heard back.