With a federal judge ruling that migrant children be reunited with their parents immediately, Americans nationwide are taking to the streets on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: “Families Belong Together.” Rallies are spurring up around the country and worldwide to protest the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy, which has separated more than 2,000 children from their families.
Donald Trump and his administration have cruelly separated thousands of children from their families. Now they’re jailing families – and they haven’t yet reunified the families already brutally torn apart.
The immigration separation protest was organized by National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the ACLU, the Women’s March, and MoveOn. While the main protest is scheduled in Washington, D.C. at Lafyette Square where there is an expected 300,000 protesters, there are events planned in every state across the country.
Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics.
While Trump signed an executive order on June 20 to end family separation at the border, his administration has yet to ensue a plan to reunite thousands of children with their families. And for this reason, organizers of the protest said it’s pertinent through demonstrations and rallies a clear message gets to the Trump administration: Keep families together. The protest is also calling to abolish ICE and “demand a comprehensive immigration reform bill that does not include billions for the wall,” Vox reported.
“And now we’re saying, ‘Time to take it to the next level. What are you willing to risk in this historic moment?,’” Linda Sarsour, co-chair of the Women’s March, said.
To find and attend an event near you, please visit Moveon.org for more information.