Over 600 marches underway across USA over Trump immigration policy

Over 600 marches underway across USA over Trump immigration policy

Over 600 marches underway across USA over Trump immigration policy

The House could still seek to take action on narrower legislation meant to end the separation of migrant families apprehended for crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally - a practice that resulted from the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy which seeks to aggressively prosecute those who cross into the U.S. illegally.

Trump has backed away from the family separation policy amid bipartisan and global uproar, and those marching Saturday demanded the government quickly reunite the families that were already divided. Trump was out of town at a golf club he owns in Bedminster, New Jersey.

As Americans debate the Trump administration's hardened immigration policies, one group of citizens has first-hand experience with the process: the more than 43 million Americans who lawfully immigrated to the country. However, more than 2,000 children are still separated from their parents.

Click through to see some of the best protest signs from the Families Belong Together march.

In New York protesters chanted, "Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here".

U.S. authorities gave similar blankets to children they separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.

As a result of Trump's crackdown, distraught children were separated from their families and, according to widely broadcast pictures, held in chain-link enclosures, a practice that sparked domestic and global outrage.


"The States is not a safe place to go", said Monckton.

"I am protesting in D.C. today because I can not turn a blind eye to the clear human rights abuses brought forth by this administration".

They held up a sign saying "Stephen Miller, We Know Where You Sleep". "I spoke with ICE officials who have no idea how they are going to reunite babies scattered all across this country with their mothers".

Any longer-term detention of migrant families will also undoubtedly lead to new lawsuits from civil rights groups and immigrant advocates.

Immigration has been on the rise in America and across much of the developed world for decades, roiling politics in recent years in Germany, Britain and the United States. As the Washington Post has pointed out, it's possible that the judge who now oversees the Flores agreement, Dolly M. Gee, will agree with the DOJ argument, but it's also possible she won't and insist on a different solution, including the arguably superior practice of releasing migrants into the US with monitoring bracelets. By 2016, their share rose to about one in seven, according the U.S. Census Bureau.

In downtown Los Angeles, John Legend serenaded the crowd while Democratic politicians who have clashed with Trump had strong words for the president, including U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters who called for impeachment. "You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements".

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