“Families Belong Together” demonstration at Cole Park

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 13:46:10-04

CORPUS CHRISTI – More than 700 demonstrations are taking place across America this weekend. Thousands of protesters are all uniting under the same cause: the reunion of immigrant families at our country’s border.

Here in Corpus Christi, more than 600 people signed up for the "Families Belong Together" call to action at Cole Park.

"If they get here, then they deserve the right to their opportunity. That’s what all families want. We are a nation of immigrants," Peter Melve said.

Protesters nationwide are demanding immediate action from the White House.

"No one should have to endure the pain of having your child separated from you. It’s very unbearable," Nic Anor said.

Thousands of Americans are pleading for the Trump administration to reunite families and end family detention altogether.

"The values of the United States are not the values to be cruel and to separate mothers and fathers from their children. It’s inhumane. And that’s why we’re here," Mary Alice Gonzales said.

The primary goal of these continuous protests is the permanent reversal of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies so the Office of Refugee Resettlement can reunify families as quickly as possible.