Nearly 2000 people protest Trump's immigration policy Saturday in Pittsburgh

Aaron Brown
July 1, 2018

Earlier that day, another group of demonstrators shut down streets around an event in Milwaukee attended by President Donald Trump.

Elizabeth Warren deplored the president and Immigration and Customs Enforcement as an agency.

"We have a number of our members in L.A. County for Trump will be broadcasting our counter-protest live on Facebook and YouTube", organizer Arthur Schaper said.

Since that policy was implemented in May, families have been routinely separated after apprehension.

"I'm not a radical, and I'm not an activist", said Kate Sharaf, a Portland co-organizer. Jayapal, who was born in India, tweeted a video of herself in which she said she was proud to be arrested to protest Trump's zero-tolerance policy. Still other protesters wore jackets that said, "I really care".

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

At the border, they protested what speakers described as unconstitutional overreach by the Trump administration and heavy-handed tactics by immigration agents.

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"I could easily have been one of the DACA kids", says Potter, who suggests the roots of our current immigration woes can be found in US interventions that have destabilized her home country.

The mood was similar in NY, where Julia Lam, 58, joined the protest with two friends and their young children in strollers. The judge also ordered the administration to end deportations of parents without their children. The local demonstration comes just days after dozens were arrested when protesting a visit from Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Southern California. She said she had been arrested at demonstrations three or four times since she became politically active after Trump's election. "When children are held in government custody apart from their primary caregivers for long periods, they suffer profound and long-lasting injury", reads the lawsuit cited by Buzzfeed. "They will be our future leaders". These thousands of children-some younger than a year old-are in danger of suffering lifelong trauma.

Congress is set to leave town for a week-long recess without passing any legislation to address the situation at the United States border. Authorities told her he could be relinquished for adoption, she said, as audible gasps came from the crowd.

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. "I wanted to join this fight to get my son back and for all the mothers who are suffering so far away from their children".

Protesters march from Freedom Plaza to demonstrate against family detentions and to demand the end of criminalization of asylum seekers on June 28, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Alongside the official "Keep Family Together" posters and homemade "Abolish ICE" placards were pride flags, pro-choice signs, and a ton of "Trump = Nazi" posters.

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