Indian-American Congresswoman arrested in Washington anti-immigration protest

Indian-American Congresswoman arrested in Washington anti-immigration protest

Indian-American Congresswoman arrested in Washington anti-immigration protest

Thousands of demonstrators, baking in the heat and boiling mad against USA immigration policy, marched across the country Saturday to protest the separation of families under President Donald Trump's hardline policy.

Whatever happens, the new legal strategy indicates that the Trump administration is continuing to exhaust all legal and moral acrobatics to make sure that migrants and their children are treated with as little tolerance as possible.

Mr Trump has halted his policy of taking children from their detained parents under public pressure but around 2,000 of them are still being held, with many families saying they've not known how to locate them.

The protest is Pittsburgh's version of the National "Families Belong Together" Day of Action.

They ended up at a Senate office building, where they sat on the floor with emergency blankets, like the ones some immigrants have been given at detention centers after crossing the USA border.

Some big-name celebrities teamed up with political leaders and activists on Saturday for the Families Belong Together- Freedom for Immigrants March in Los Angeles, one of hundreds being held nationwide.

The Trump administration in April enacted "zero-tolerance" policies that included separating children from their parents as they try to enter the United States. Trump has decried that so-called catch-and-release policy, and vowed to detain immigration violators.

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"Asylum seekers are not criminals", said one. She said she was anxious about the children taken from their families, and their parents left without knowing how to find them. Protesters waved signs in English and Spanish. "Shame! Shame!" as speakers denounced the separation of children from parents after they entered the USA illegally. We should not be separating them.

During Saturday's protests, speakers argued passionately for humane immigration policies and read letters from individuals impacted by the Trump administration's draconian measures. He attended the Women's March in January and Saturday's rally in Pittsburgh.

Trump, who on Saturday was at a golf club he owns in Bedminster, New Jersey, criticized the handful of Democratic politicians who have urged for an elimination of the USA agency that enforces immigration law, which is known as ICE.

"I feel like it's really important to model this kind of activism for my children", Mathias said. -Mexican border and the closure of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Berks County.

Jayapal said she was "moved" by the family stories shared by the women.

But the Trump administration points out that most of those migrants never showed up for court.

Courtney Malloy, 34, a lawyer, said it was important to show support for immigrants and that administration policies are "not America".

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