Demonstrators flooded downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
Thousands of demonstrators, along with a handful of high-profile celebrities, lawmakers, and activists, participated in the Families Belong Together-Freedom for Immigrants March, demanding border agents reunite separated immigrant children from their parents who illegally crossed the Southern border.
Armed with signs that read, “Children are not criminals,” and “compassion has no border,” demonstrators began protesting outside Los Angeles city hall at 11:00 a.m. Breitbart reports.
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Organizers of the #FamiliesBelongTogether protests estimate 55,000 people rallied in Los Angeles, second only to Chicago which they estimate had over 60,000 attendees. Over 700 protests across the United states this weekend, over open borders and the sheep truly believe we must abolish ICE and have open borders for one and all.
The Women’s March organized a protest Thursday in Washington, DC, calling for “abolishing border security. Open-borders activists camped out for days in front of Portland, Oregon’s, ICE headquarters. Activists embarked on a “24-day hunger strike” to protest illegal immigration.
As overseen by the Trump administration, ICE operates with virtually no accountability, ripping apart families and holding our friends and neighbors indefinitely in inhumane detention centers scattered across the United States. [I] believes that if we are to uphold civic justice, we must abolish ICE and see to it that our undocumented neighbors are treated with the dignity and respect owed to all people, regardless of citizenship status. ~ Ocasio
Mayor de Blasio, at a separate event, reiterated his call for a new agency to replace the current ICE operation — an opinion shared by an increasing number of marchers.
“Look, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the mayor said Saturday. “There is a way to have immigration properly, and we have to start working for that day…We’ve obviously been on the forefront of challenging policies that are inhumane and unfair.” NY Daily
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