People are marching across the country and abroad today to protest the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families at the US-Mexico border. The recent initiative — falsely referred to by Trump and others as a law they’re bound to enforce — has been widely decried, with more than 2,000 parents still separated from their children.
Though no official numbers have been released, individual marches are estimated to have drawn tens of thousands of protestors — including such celebrities as Laura Dern, Ava DuVernay, Carrie Coon, and Natalie Portman.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) June 29, 2018
Indefinite family detention, blanket rejection of asylum, group hearings, failure to reunite families under court order. This cannot stand. Raise your voice. Fight for justice. Text BELONG to 97779. Join one of 600+ protests near you. #KeepFamilesTogether#FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/Dch9ad4oxt
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 30, 2018
— 🇵🇷 Lin-Manuel Miranda 🏳️🌈 (@Lin_Manuel) June 30, 2018
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) June 29, 2018
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 30, 2018
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 30, 2018
Families belong together. Tomorrow, thousands of people across the country are wearing white and taking to the streets to protest to end family separation & detention. 🙌#FamiliesBelongTogether (Art @alockstadt) Learn more & join in: https://t.co/9i7hvi0Smc pic.twitter.com/GuneKJmpDm
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 29, 2018
We need more than one judge’s order to end this crisis – we need action by this Administration and this Congress to reunify all children with their families as quickly as possible and end the policy of dehumanizing families who are only seeking safety out of fear for their lives. Find a march near you this Saturday, June 30 and hold this Administration accountable for the humanitarian crisis it created. Link in bio. #FamiliesBelongTogether
Today across this beautiful country over 600 Marches are going on protesting the cruel and unnecessary separation of families that has occurred-and continues to occur-in Texas. PLEASE join a march in your community. Find one familiesbelongtogether.org #familiesbelongtogether #HappyMarchDay! #familiasunidasnodivididas 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸#RiseUpAndVote @riseupandvote