Americans march to support immigrants and to oppose separation of families by the Trump administration

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Media review by CPNN

Over the July Fourth holiday weekend thousands of Americans are taking to the streets to protest the Trump administration separation of children from their immigrant parents at the Mexican border.

There is good coverage in the mass media, as illustrated by the following from Mercury News.


Location of 700 protest marches. From MoveOn.org

“They gathered by the thousands for the historic Women’s Marches, demanded stricter gun control in the March for Our Lives, and took over airport terminals across the nation to protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban last year.

“And on Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans — enraged by the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border — will take to the streets once again to protest a controversial Trump administration policy that has caused the detention of thousands of undocumented immigrants, and call on the government to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children taken from their parents.

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“Families Belong Together” rallies are planned in more than 700 cities across the U.S., including about 20 in the Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose, San Leandro, Alameda, Oakland, Concord and Morgan Hill. Rallies are also planned in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Puerto Rico.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and MoveOn.org have teamed up to help organize demonstrations in over 700 cities, as illustrated by the map shown on the left. Earlier this year the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit to stop family separation and to demand that these children be reunited with their parents.

The ACLU website lists the following suggestions for action:

* Call Congress to stop the brutality

* Listen to the podcast

* Support ACLU partners

* Add your name

* Watch the Border Rally

* Volunteer with the ACLU

* Print your poster

* Show up and raise your voice

* Start your own campaign

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