Massive Throng Protests across U.S. against Trump's Immigration PolicyTop Stories

July 02, 2018 04:51
Massive Throng Protests across U.S. against Trump's Immigration Policy

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Tens of thousands of people, including Indian-Americans, protested around the United States on Saturday against the controversial immigration policy introduced by the U.S. President Donald Trump subsequently resulting in separation of children of illegal immigrants.

Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and guardians under controversial "zero tolerance" policy, which sparked an uproar. Massive people braved scorching sun at a park near the White House to protest.

The protests were held in cities and towns across the U.S. mostly led by Democratic party leaders and rights activists demanding that Trump's immigration policies be humane and under no circumstances separate kids from their parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

However, Trump insisted that there should be an immigration policy for those crossing the border illegally and they need to be deported.

Related content: Trump Signs Executive Order to End Family Separations at U.S. Border

"When people come into our Country illegally, we must immediately escort them back out without going through years of legal manoeuvring. Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world," Trump tweeted as large number of people came out on streets and in public places including outside the White House against his immigration policies.

"Republicans want Strong Borders and no Crime. Dems want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!" alleged the U.S. president.

We're here to say to Trump. End this zero-tolerance policy," Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said at the Washington rally organized by a coalition of organizations formed American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Move On.

"Get these kids out of cages and reunite them with their parents," Jayapal said at the rally christened 'Families Belong Together,' which among others was joined by a number of celebrities, including Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, Diane Guerrero, a star on Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black,' and 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In Atlanta, the legendary civil rights leaders and Congressman John Lewis, 78, slammed Trump for his immigration policies.

"There is no such thing as an illegal human being. We are all humans," he said.

In New York, thousands of people rallied and marched in support of immigrant families and to condemn the Trump administration's 'zero-tolerance' policy.

The hue and cry of people in the wake of pictures and statements of the children caught in the middle of Trump's immigration policy has sparked a ferocious dispute in the U.S

By Sowmya Sangam

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