Immigrant parents who are now trying to get their children back have at least the legal system on their side, as a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reunite all families within 30 days. But major logistical challenges remain. (June 28th)
One major rally is held in Washington DC A total of 600 rallies are expected
The organizers say the gatherings will provide a forum for people to address the President's broader push to limit legal and illegal immigration Call for Controversial Travel Ban on Ending Deportation Protection for Hundreds of Thousands of Legal Immigrants
Here are snapshots of what's happening in protests around the nation:
U2's "Beautiful Day" played at Louisville, Kentucky's Metro Hall, as the demonstrators sought refuge from the heat of Saturday down in the few shadow stores.
Art Baltes stood out from the crowd and walked back and forth with a banner in his hand: "Immigrants and Refugees Welcome."
Baltes from Louisville said his Catholic faith spurs him on to attend the rally.
"That's where it starts – our faith," he said. "We just want people to know that people in this city support immigrants and refugees."
Several hundred people gathered on Saturday morning along Route 206 in Bedminster and showed signs of their disagreement with the policies of the Trump administration. This is just a few miles away from the Trump National Golf Course, where the President spends the weekend.
Weekly protests have taken place since the president's election, but this is one of the biggest attempts since events began. Before the rally took place the weekly motorcade leading from the library to the golf course and back
Some protesters chanted "Where are the children?"
Jack Gavin of West Caldwell, New Jersey, distributed miniature editions of the US Constitution Facts Matter pens and cold drinks.
After leaving Bedminster, Gavin plans to visit similar protests in Newark, New Jersey and Clifton, New Jersey.
"For years I was interested and chosen, but otherwise uninvolved," said Gavin. "Now our democracy is in danger so everything is on deck."
In Newark, New Jersey, early arrivals carried banners saying, "Hatred has never made a big deal" and "We are the people a nation of immigrants." A rally was expected before 11am.
Virginia 19659015] Two separate rallies met in Staunton, Virginia on Saturday morning, starting at Gypsy Hill Park and the Augusta County Courthouse in downtown Staunton.
Cars honked and the passengers waved to the protesters.
One person held a megaphone and played the cry of crying immigrants
They sang "Say it loud, say it clearly, immigrants are welcome here" and "asylum seekers are not illegal" with occasional cheers from people across the street.
"It's so scary to think that people are coming for amnesty and they are being separated from the family," Camille Freeman said. "It was a really depressing week on so many levels, this is my attempt to fend them off."
Her son, Henry Hamilton, 8, came to the message with his own message. It said, "It must stop now," with peace signs and hearts.  "This question is a thorn in my side because of my family history," said Ellen Werther of Staunton.
Her family was torn up in Nazi Germany before the Second World War.
"It started with name calls, it started with isolation," she said. "That's how it begins."
Contributors: Nick Muscavage, Paul Grzella – mycentraljersey.com, Shannon Hall – courier-journal.com, Candace Mitchell – northjersey.com, Laura Peters – news-leader.com
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September 21, 2019
September 21, 2019