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Immigration advocacy groups marched in demonstrations throughout the United States on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero- tolerance" stance on illegal immigration.

 

 

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Activists carry signs across the Brooklyn Bridge during a rally to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies, June 30, 2018, in New York.

 

A coalition of left-leaning activists, including groups that organized the massive women's marches the past two years, helped to coordinate more than 700 demonstrations that drew hundreds of thousands of people around the country.

 

 

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves to the crowd from the back of a pickup truck prior to speaking at the Rally Against Separation, June 30, 2018, in Boston.

 

Organizers said they received strong support from mothers who were opposed to the Trump administration's previous policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Several stay-at-home moms organized Saturday's rally in Portland, Oregon.

 

Protests were held in big cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York, as well as smaller communities across the nation, including the eastern mountainous region of Appalachia and the Midwest.

 

In Washington, the Reverend Traci Blackmon, senior pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri, told the crowd, "We have been this way before. And we must not forget. We must always remember that this is not as much about safe immigration policy as it is about separatist ideology."

 

"I want to tell kids at the border and all over the country not to give up and to fight for their families. We are all humans and deserve to be loved and cared for! We are children!" she told the cheering crowd.

 

Protesters in the New York borough of Manhattan chanted "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" in the sweltering heat at a park before marching across the Brooklyn Bridge to a plaza in the borough of Brooklyn.

 

 

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Margarita Perez of Albuquerque, with her daughter by her side, holds up a Mexican flag during a protest on Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, N.M., June 30, 2018. Perez was among thousands who gathered on the plaza to voice their opposition to U.S. immigration policies and President Donald Trump.

 

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Dallas, Texas, and chanted "We care" outside City Hall.

 

Saturday's rallies, staged under the banner "Families Belong Together," received funding and support from several large organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and MoveOn.org.

 

 

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Activists hold signs to protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, June 30, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

 

Also Saturday, several Broadway stars were slated to participate in a benefit concert to support efforts to reunite families who were separated at the border with Mexico.

 

Among the celebrities were six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Wicked and Glee star Idina Menzel and Andrew Rannells, who won a Tony for The Book of Mormon.

 

 

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Protesters gather near a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station to speak out against immigration policy, June 30, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.

 

Under Trump's zero-tolerance policy, the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the country illegally. Trump has halted his policy of taking children from their detained parents after public pressure, but about 2,000 of them are still being held, with many families saying they don't know how to locate them.

 

 

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People hold signs as they participate in the "Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants" march, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles.

 

Trump has maintained illegal immigration puts the nation's safety and security at risk and said on June 21 that U.S. immigration laws "are the weakest and worst anywhere in the world."

 

Trump said on Twitter Saturday that calls from some Democrats to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were misguided and reiterated that ICE had done a "fantastic job" of ridding communities of immigrant criminals.

 

On Thursday, about 600 demonstrators, including actress Susan Sarandon, were arrested while occupying a U.S. Senate office building in Washington to protest the Trump administration's policies on immigration.

 

Similar protests took place elsewhere around the country this week, including hundreds who gathered at a rally outside a federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

In Michigan, dozens of people shut down a government meeting to protest a contract with ICE to house detainees at a local jail.

 

Eight protesters were arrested outside an ICE building in Portland, Oregon, that has been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.

 

Source: VOA News

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