Here are some of the most powerful images from today's Families Belong Together marches
Today, Saturday, June 30th, people across the nation are challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policies as part of the Families Belong Together protests. The mobilization is spurred by the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed an executive order on June 20th putting an end to the family separation practice, but the immigration policy itself remains intact — meaning that from now on, families will be detained together.
What’s more, most of the families already separated have yet to be reunited.
U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced the Families Belong Together protests on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on June 18th. The national march took place at 11 a.m. ET at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Sister marches were also planned in more than 700 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Kansas City, Missouri.