Immigration Protestors Demand Change: "There's Room Enough for All Of Us"
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Thousands of protestors took to the streets in hundreds of cities across the U.S. Saturday, participating in "Families Belong Together" rallies and demonstrations.
What protestors are hoping to gain: The immediate reunification of families that have been separated, the end of family detentions, and, more broadly, the dissolution of Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.What we're seeing:
Celebrities are joining up with first-time demonstrators and experienced protestors around the country. Some are marching in the streets, while others are protesting outside the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
- Signs are aplenty, and several have addressed the writing on a jacket First Lady Melania Trump wore when visiting children at the southern border, which read, "I really don't care, do u?"
- One 73-year-old protestor in Chicago, Kay Faul, told the Chicago Tribune:
"I have no illusions of the government hearing this. But I think the people, we need to let each other know that we support people coming in. We need to give people a hand up instead of a foot down. … There’s room enough for all of us.”
- "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and sang a lullaby at the Washington protest for the "parents right now who can't sing lullabies to their kids."
- In Houston, Texas, protestors stood outside Houston City Hall, chanting "No baby jails."
Participants in the D.C. protests. Photo: Ben Geman/Axios
Demonstrators cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors in New York City. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images
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