Families Belong Together, an organization calling for the immediate reform of the Trump administration’s family separation policy, has declared this Saturday, June 30 as a national day of action. Rallies will take place across California from Alameda to Yucca Valley, organized by grassroots efforts and sponsored by a coalition of agencies including MoveOn, the ACLU and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Over 600 events are scheduled across the country, including a march on the White House in Washington, D.C.
Californians in attendance will protest the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize immigrants and asylum by inhumanely separating children from their parents. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.
Last week President Trump signed an executive order ending the practice of separating migrant children from their families. Earlier this week a federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction that ordered children separated from their parents under Trump’s immigration policies to be returned to their parents within 30 days, or within 14 days for those under 5 years old.
At the time of publication, the Trump administration has no plan in place to reunite those families affected by its zero-tolerance immigration policies.
Among more than 80 rallies organized in California are the following:
- Los Angeles: Meet at City Hall at 11 a.m. and march to the Federal Building
- San Francisco: March to City Hall from Dolores Park and Civic Center Plaza, starting at 10 a.m.
- Sacramento: Meet outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Building (650 Capitol Mall) at 10 a.m.
- San Diego: Meet at Waterfront Park at 11 a.m.
- San Jose: Meet at City Hall at 11 a.m.
- Oakland: Join a family-friendly rally at Lakeside Park starting at 10:30 a.m. or be part of a human billboard at Grand Ave and Harrison St. at 4:30 p.m.
- Frenso: Meet at 10 a.m. on the southeast corner of Blackstone and Nees.
- San Bernardino: Meet outside the ICE building (655 W. Rialto Ave.) at 11 a.m.