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Minneapolis protest against separation of immigrant families at the border

By staff |
June 1, 2018
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Minneapolis protest against separation of immigrant families.
Minneapolis protest against separation of immigrant families. (Fight Back! News / Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - More than 100 people came to a noon rally, June 1, to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The protest at the U.S. Courthouse downtown was called on very short notice.

The rally was initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union and included speakers from the ACLU as well as the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and Minneapolis Ward 3 City Council member Steve Fletcher.

Another hastily-called protest on the same issue happened May 30 outside of Senator Klobuchar’s office, demanding that she initiate congressional action to try to stop the cruel policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

While the separation of immigrant families on a massive scale has been an integral feature of U.S. immigration policy for decades, news reports this week about the Trump administration’s escalation of such policies at the border has provoked outrage, and a new wave of protests is starting to emerge around the country.