Protesters Rally Against White House's Immigration Policy


A number of celebrities have also expressed their support, including actresses Julianne Moore, America Ferrara and Natalie Portman, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit musical Hamilton.

Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the Representative's claims.

Lea said that each day she fears I.C.E. agents may "take away my mom from me".

"I don't like to live with this fear", she said. "I can't sleep. I can't study".

He son has pleaded with her on the phone to bring him home.

The youth blamed the Trump administration for failing to "support mothers who just want a better life for their children". The Trump administration has been saying that it will try to change a 31-year old consent decree, called the Flores agreement, which bars the federal government from detaining children for longer than 20 days and thus prevents the indefinite detention of families.

DW's Michael Knigge met with Krzystof Sadlej from New York City, who had emigrated with his family from Poland when he was a boy and come to the U.S. under the diversity visa program that Trump wants to abolish. "Our government has to do the right thing and stop separating us from our parents and stop locking us up".

In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new zero-tolerance policy on the border to prosecute immigrants for entering the country illegally.

The 301-121 vote cleared the way for the House to debate an immigration measure more narrowly targeted at addressing family separations. The images of children separated at the border are what drove most of this crowd of different races and backgrounds. "And we're going to stand up to Trump, and we're going to stand up as a country against this".

Trump - who campaigned as an immigration hardliner with a promise to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border - has faced renewed backlash in recent weeks over his administration's "zero tolerance" enforcement policy. That led to the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents, causing an outcry this month, even from some allies of the Republican president.

While at the border, Markey plans to deliver hand-made cards, pictures, and messages of support created by children in MA to the children and families being detained.

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Trump has made fighting immigration - both illegal and legal - one of the most sacred mantras of his fiercely US-centered policy agenda.

But many protesters said they won't back down until all of the families are back together again.

"It's important for this administration to know that these policies that rip apart families -that treat people as less than human, like they're vermin - are not the way of God, they are not the law of love", said the Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, an Episcopal priest marching in Brooklyn.

"We care!" marchers shouted outside city hall in Dallas.

In Denver, Colorado, protesters came out in heavy numbers as well.

Sweltering temperatures of 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) did not deter protesters in New York City on Saturday morning.

Gridlocked drivers were seen honking their horns in apparent solidarity. Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES: Protestors listen to a speeches during a downtown L.A. rally.

Singer John Legend performed his new song "Preach". Kamala Harris, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the state's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

In Boston, Massachusetts, politicians U.S. Sen.

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Joe Kennedy III, both Democrats, will be among the attendees.