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‘Families Belong Together’ protest planned for Corpus Christi

Posted: 4:05 AM, Jun 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-30 05:05:20-04

Hundreds are expected to come together in Corpus Christi today to call for an end to the Trump Administration Policy of family separation and detention.

The protest is apart of the National ‘Families Belong Together’ Day of Action.

More than 710 similar events are planned nationwide.

An anchor protest will be held in Lafayette Square in Washington DC.

Specifically, the protesters will demand that the Trump Administration:

  • Reunite families now. Permanently end family separation and immediately reunify those that have been separated. ICE must release parents immediately so that ORR can reunify them with their children.

  • End family detention. Children and families deserve due process, not indefinite imprisonment. Children do not belong in baby cages and internment-like camps. Family incarceration is not the solution to family separation.

  • End ‘Zero Humanity.’ Reverse the Trump administration’s policy that created this crisis and chaos to begin with. Parents should not be criminally prosecuted for doing what all parents do, which is bring their children to safety. This horrible nightmare for families will only end when Trump permanently stops his 100% prosecution policy.

The protest will take place in Cole Park, on the grassy knoll near the amphitheater, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.