Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

USA government says it will detain migrant children with parents

USA government says it will detain migrant children with parents

Though many who show up to the rallies across the country will be seasoned anti-Trump demonstrators, others are new to immigration activism, including parents who say they feel compelled to show up after heart-wrenching accounts of children forcibly taken from their families as they crossed the border illegally.

"To hear how they had been treated, to hear how they. heard their children screaming next door for them and wanted to go to them but couldn't", said Jayapal, who was among the hundreds arrested during Thursday's demonstration at the Hart building.

The president has faced renewed backlash in recent weeks over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the USA border, which has resulted in the separation of families. Advocacy groups, activists and local residents gathered with signs that called for President Trump's impeachment. Where are the marches, the protests, the outpouring of concern for Americans who die from drugs brought into this country by those here unlawfully?

They ended up at a Senate office building, where they sat on the floor with emergency blankets, like the ones some immigrants have been given at detention centers after crossing the United States border.

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered an end to family separations, and ordered the Trump administration to reunify families within 30 days.

Organizers expect about 50,000 to attend the DC event scheduled for 11 a.m. on Lafayette Square in front of the White House and surrounding streets.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for protests across the United States on Saturday in opposition to Trump administration policies that resulted in thousands of immigrant children being ripped from their families at the southern USA border and detained in makeshift prison camps. The executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights said she would often tell people about how immigration enforcement was splitting up families and non-immigrants couldn't believe it.

Travel ban ruling 'a great victory' for the Constitution
It also adds a ban on travelers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and government officials from Venezuela. In June 2017, the Supreme Court, while hearing an appeal, chose to restore parts of the ban, overruling lower courts.


At the rally, Robert Burghduf of Allendale carried a sign that read "We Need to Fix our Moral Compass".

Reuniting families will pose a major logistical challenge: More than 2,000 children - many scattered across the country - remain separated from their parents.

Thousands of protesters in NY marched across the Brooklyn Bridge bearing signs with slogans like "Make America Humane Again" and "Immigrants Are Welcome Here". "It's been motivating for us as advocates because we have to keep going".

After repeated calls from the police demanding that they leave the premises or face arrest, officers were forced to move in, detaining at least 575 activists for "unlawful demonstration", AP reported.

Organizers of Saturday's rally encouraged participants to wear white clothing as a show of unity and to take public transportation due to the expected crowd size and a lack of parking.

"I think it's very clear where we stand in Boston as far as being an immigrant city", he said, speaking at a press conference on security measures for the city's Fourth of July celebration. "I just don't see how a human being would do such a thing".

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