575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building

Demonstrators gather at Freedom Plaza before marching to the Justice Department and the Hart building

Demonstrators gather at Freedom Plaza before marching to the Justice Department and the Hart building

While protests are planned for across the country, the main march today is taking place in Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, across the street from White House.

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country's frontline immigration enforcement agency.

She and others are undaunted after almost 600 women wearing white and railing against the now-abandoned separation policy were arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C. With demonstrations emerging nationwide, immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled - and surprised - to see the issue gaining traction among those not tied to immigration.

Dozens of women sat in the atrium of the building and stood in the surrounding floors overlooking it, many wearing the emergency "space" blankets that migrants often use in detention centers.

Crowds took to the streets of USA cities Saturday to demand "Families Belong Together" almost two months after the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants, prompting the separation of thousands of children from their parents.

Hundreds were taken into custody Thursday, and charged with unlawfully protesting at a Senate building. "To comply with the Ms. L injunction, the government will not separate families but detain families together during the pendency of immigration proceedings when they are apprehended at or between ports of entry and therefore subject to the Ms. L injunction".

"I sought it out", Elly Brinkley, who arrived from NY earlier this week, said Thursday.

The US bid to get around restrictions on child detention is one of several court fights that broke out after Attorney-General Jeff Sessions said in April that a "crisis" had erupted at the nation's south-west border.

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The president has faced renewed backlash in recent weeks over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the USA border, which has resulted in the separation of families.

She said she brought her 5-year-old son, Aaron, to Saturday's protest in Washington to show him she doesn't want to be a part of an America like that.

"I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated".

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have both spoken out against the Trump administration's practice of separating families, citing the grave psychological damage being done to both children and parents who have been forcibly separated-many after fleeing violence in their home countries.

A federal judge in San Diego this week ordered the USA to reunite all separated children with their families within 30 days after he previously called the government's family separations "brutal". Marchers carried signs that read "Compassion not cruelty" and "November is coming". "There is just nothing worse to me".

June 30 we're putting ourselves in the street again. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) tweeted that she was also arrested.

"I'm a mom, and I think everyone I know that I've talked to about this issue has had a very visceral reaction", Sharaf said.

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