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Immigrant Family Separation Protests From Around the Nation

Across the country and here in Tampa Bay, protesters gathered Saturday to send a message about the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Hundreds of rallies were held; thousands of people attended. Speakers argued for compassion when it comes to immigrant families and tried to rally voters before this fall’s midterm elections.
Deborah Campbell, dressed as the Statue of Liberty with red tape over her mouth, attends the Families Belong Together rally at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Thousands gathered at the Capitol to protest family separations on the border. Jay Janner  |  Austin American-Statesman via AP
Deborah Campbell, dressed as the Statue of Liberty with red tape over her mouth, attends the Families Belong Together rally at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Thousands gathered at the Capitol to protest family separations on the border. Jay Janner | Austin American-Statesman via AP
Published Jun. 30, 2018
Demonstrators rally against the separation of immigrant families, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington D.C. Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy. Olivier Douliery  |  Abaca Press/TN
Demonstrators rally against the separation of immigrant families, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington D.C. Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy. Olivier Douliery | Abaca Press/TN
Demonstrators rally against the separation of immigrant families, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington D.C. Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy. Olivier Douliery  |  Abaca Press/TNS
Demonstrators rally against the separation of immigrant families, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington D.C. Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy. Olivier Douliery | Abaca Press/TNS
Demonstrators gather at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in Tampa on Saturday, June 30, 2018 during the Families Belong Together: End Immigrant Detention protest. Demonstrations happened across the country protesting families being separated after crossing in the United States. Andrew Gilbertson  |  Times
Demonstrators gather at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in Tampa on Saturday, June 30, 2018 during the Families Belong Together: End Immigrant Detention protest. Demonstrations happened across the country protesting families being separated after crossing in the United States. Andrew Gilbertson | Times
Nayeli Saenz demonstrates against family separations in the Families Belong Together rally in downtown El Paso, Texas, June 30, 2018. Victor J. Blue  |  The New York Times
Nayeli Saenz demonstrates against family separations in the Families Belong Together rally in downtown El Paso, Texas, June 30, 2018. Victor J. Blue | The New York Times
Lin-Manuel Miranda, second from left, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) march during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Animated by what they view as the cruel treatment of migrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries, the crowds turned out in the thousands on Saturday. "I promised them that I would get their stories out and I promised them I would do everything I could to reunite their families,"? Jayapal said. Jeenah Moon  |  The New York Times
Lin-Manuel Miranda, second from left, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) march during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Animated by what they view as the cruel treatment of migrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries, the crowds turned out in the thousands on Saturday. "I promised them that I would get their stories out and I promised them I would do everything I could to reunite their families,"? Jayapal said. Jeenah Moon | The New York Times
Protesters leave signs at the Department of Justice during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Animated by what they view as the cruel treatment of migrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries, the crowds turned out in the thousands on Saturday. (Jeenah Moon  |  The New York Times
Protesters leave signs at the Department of Justice during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Animated by what they view as the cruel treatment of migrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries, the crowds turned out in the thousands on Saturday. (Jeenah Moon | The New York Times
Protesters chant during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Jeenah Moon  |  The New York Times
Protesters chant during the Families Belong Together rally in Washington, June 30, 2018. Jeenah Moon | The New York Times
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters.  Martha Asencio Rhine   |   Times
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters. Martha Asencio Rhine | Times
"This policy does not represent anything we should be," said Lois Murphy, 82, of Gulfport.
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters.  Martha Asencio Rhine   |   Times
"This policy does not represent anything we should be," said Lois Murphy, 82, of Gulfport. Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters. Martha Asencio Rhine | Times


Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters.   Martha Asencio Rhine   |   Times
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters. Martha Asencio Rhine | Times
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters.   Martha Asencio Rhine   |   Times
Hundreds rally to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in the separation of families, placing children in detention facilities. The rally took place despite the heavy rain, at the Gulfport Casino in Gulfport, Fla., June 30, 2018, and was co-sponsored by the ACLU and League of Women Voters. Martha Asencio Rhine | Times