Thirty thousand march in support of immigrant families
NEW YORK, NY – Over thirty thousand New Yorkers marched in support of immigrant families and to condemn the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policies on June 30, 2018. The Protect Families March and Rally, organized by dozens of advocacy groups, legal and immigrants’ rights organizations, trade unions, and concerned citizens, set off from Foley Square and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to gather for a rally and speaking program in Cadman Plaza.

Last week, President Trump issued an executive order to end his own policy of separating families at the southern border, however he has not offered an effective plan to reunite loved ones. The continued incarceration of children – even with their parents – is both unlawful and traumatizing. Hundreds of migrant children have been relocated to New York facilities across the state, including in New York City. Amid the public outrage over the Trump administration’s inhuman immigration policies, the administration continues to pursue using immigrant children as pawns to gain support for building a border wall and limiting legal immigration – including asylum.

On June 30, New Yorkers will join together with dozens of other cities across the ountry in a National Day of Action to Fight for Families and to demand that Donald Trump and his administration stop separating kids from their parents! Families belong together, and we need to end this — NOW!

Every day, this administration threatens the very future of our communities. The conditions these children are being subjected to is deplorable and un-American. We hope to see thousands of people in the streets and at the border on June 30th demanding this policy end!

By the administration’s own count, nearly 2,000 children were separated from 1,940 adults in the six-week period from April 19 through May 31. New York advocates mobilized thousands in support of immigrant families and to show that Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy separating immigrant families seeking asylum that cross the U.S.-Mexico border is unacceptable. New Yorkers Will March on Saturday to Say: #ProtectFamilies

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