Hundreds of marches across the United States on Saturday drew thousands of protesters demanding the Trump administration reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In cities such as New York and Los Angeles to conservative strongholds across the Deep South, “Families Belong Together” rallies drew people from both sides of the issue to more than 700 marches scheduled throughout the country.
Political and public outcry against the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents from children upon arrest prompted the president to sign an executive order last week saying parents and children would be kept together in detention.
Administration officials have offered different explanations for how the policy would be being implemented, and how and when all approximately 2,300 children would be reunited with parents.
Saturday’s events were a call to President Donald Trump to reunite the families immediately, cease family detention and reverse the administration’s zero tolerance border-crossing policy, organizers said.