Tens of thousands gathered to protest Trump Administration immigration policies.

By | 2018-07-01T08:27:21+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Courtesy of Vox:

Activists organized a nationwide protest on June 30 to demand the Trump administration reunite families, and end family separation and detention at the border.

The Families Belong Together march took place in Washington, DC, in Lafayette Square — across from the White House — at 11 am on Saturday, June 30. According to organizers, some 30,000 attendees gathered by 11:30 am. Sister marches were expected to take place in more than 700 cities and towns across the country.

“The ‘zero tolerance’ policy is Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, and he has the ability to get rid of that policy at any time,” said Jess Morales Rocketto, the policy director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the dozens of groups that are organizing the protest. “So we’re not going to stop organizing until the end of  zero-tolerance policy. That’s ultimately what created this crisis, and our demand has been so clear from the very beginning that that’s what needs to happen.”

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that ended the large-scale practice of splitting up parents and kids, but his administration will now detain families together — and it seeks to do so indefinitely.


Courtesy of ABC 7:

Some big-name celebrities teamed up with political leaders and activists on Saturday for the Families Belong Together- Freedom for Immigrants March in Los Angeles, one of hundreds being held nationwide.

SingerJohn Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen took part in the rally and march, which kicked off at 11 a.m. at L.A. City Hall and ends in front of an immigration holding facility on Aliso and Alameda streets. Other famous names who attended the event include Eugenio Derbez, Laverne Cox and rapper Taboo.

Politicians like Sen. Kamala Harris, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom also attended.

Rep. Maxine Waters delivered a strong speech in front of the large crowd of tens of thousands, calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and responding to the death threats made against her.

“If you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal,” she said. “I am not about to let this country go by the way of Donald Trump. We are sick and tired of him. He’s been there too long. They dared me to say impeach him. Today I say impeach 45!”

I swear every time I get discouraged and wonder if there is anything we can do anymore, I see something like this and I am reenergized. 

These protests today were huge, ethnically diverse, and beautiful. 

We need to keep this up every damn day if necessary and let this criminal regime know that we will not go peacefully into that good night, but will instead fight for our rights and the rights of those coming to this country seeking refuge and freedom. 

Because goddamnit we are America, and some of us have not forgotten that. 

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    FUCK YOU, 45, and every last one who supports you!

  2. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Heard on PBS news they are setting bail for those going to immigration court at $10,000,normally bail is about $1,500!

    Thousands showed up in Detroit ,even with the 105 heat index.

    Now we need to get everybody to the polls.

    • Beaglemom July 1, 2018 at 3:54 am

      We would have attended the rally in Traverse City, northwestern Lower Michigan except for the excessive heat and the fact that the town was filling up by 8:30 am with people who were Cherry Festival attendees eagerly awaiting the afternoon airshow which featured the Blue Angels. Two years ago there was an influx of over 400,000 to our town of 16,000 for the airshow. For every attendee at the rally for families there must have been at least15 who, like us, were there in spirit. We will not be “celebrating” the Fourth of July this year in solidarity with the separated families and with those who should be welcomed to this country and are being vilified instead.

  3. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm
  4. Anonymous June 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    • Anonymous July 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Yes, it is a real problem here and skirmishes almost always started by the alt-right.

  5. puck June 30, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    trump has done one thing as president-he has united us-against him!!! vote!

  6. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:18 am

    1. Trump has repeatedly exaggerated the scale of the “crisis” of unauthorized immigration on the border.
    2. Trump repeatedly associated undocumented immigrants with high crime.
    3. Trump lied about 63,000 people being killed by undocumented immigrants since 9/11.
    4. Trump has falsely associated MS-13 with undocumented immigrants.
    5. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen perpetuated a false narrative that MS-13 was using kids to pose as families at the border.
    6. Trump falsely blamed Democrats for family separations.
    7. Some Trump officials said the zero tolerance policy was not meant as a deterrent. Others said it was.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-lies-immigration-family-separations_us_5b3689cfe4b08c3a8f6a3b73

    • Beaglemom July 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Virtually every sentence spoken or tweeted by Trump is a lie. He should not be trusted by anyone, nor should any of the GOP members of Congress.

  7. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

    FB>”Trump this morning: “The Liberal Left, also known as the Democrats, want to get rid of ICE, who do a fantastic job, and want Open Borders. Crime would be rampant and uncontrollable! Make America Great Again.”
    Trump’s administration just this week put forth a plan to downsize the US government. One of the most significant points of that plan was the complete elimination of the Department of Education.
    That said, show me one member of “The Liberal Left,” a democrat of ANY significance, who advocates for “open borders.”
    One.” <Jim Wright

  8. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:31 am

    ‘HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!
    4:39 AM – Jun 27, 2018’

    ‘I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold. I released many prior to the vote knowing we need more Republicans to win in Nov.
    11:17 AM – Jun 30, 2018’

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/immigration-bill-president-falsely-claims-he-never-pushed-republicans-to-vote-for-measure.html

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