Jayapal, who was born in India, tweeted a video of herself in which she said she was proud to be arrested to protest Trump's zero-tolerance policy. AUDIO: Migrant children separated from parents wail at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilityPresident Donald Trump has rescinded his policy of separating children from their parents, but there is no word on when those who have already been separated will be reunited.
Following a national and worldwide outcry over the chaotic splitting up of families that left parents in the dark about what happened to their children, President Donald Trump reversed course.
Thousands are expected to flood Boston's City Hall Plaza on Saturday for a rally against the Trump administration's separation of migrant families.
"I met with all 174 of the women that were there and it was absolutely heartbreaking to hear their stories, to hear about how their children had been taken away". Marchers carried signs that read "Compassion not cruelty" and "November is coming".
"We are all immigrants", one said.
The crowd then marched down to the federal premises, where they occupied the atrium and several floors, chanting "we care" and "where are the children?" in reference to minors separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.
Larger protests are being planned for Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country under the banner of #FamiliesBelongTogether. But local organizers are shouldering on-the-ground planning, many of them women relying on informal networks established during worldwide women's marches on Trump's inauguration and its anniversary.
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"When we were advocating to keep families together and end family separations, we were not advocating for family incarceration", said Linda Sarsour, one of the leaders of the Women's March. They've also posted downloadable posters and protest signs.
"It means the clock is ticking for the Trump administration and they need to show how they're going about reuniting these families", said Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
More than 2,000 children who arrived illegally in the United States with adult relatives were separated from them and placed in detention facilities or with foster families around the United States.
A smaller counter-protest by the group L.A. County for Trump is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.at the federal detention center at 535 N. Alameda St.
Immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled - and surprised - to see the issue gaining traction among those not tied to immigration.