As part of NDLON’s April 5th #Not1More day of action this weekend, thousands of people in 62+ cities across the nation rallied to call upon President Obama to take action and address his record rate of deportations.
Last month, the President called for a review of DHS deportation policies and told advocates that he would have an update within 90 days. But sometime in the last few weeks, Obama has hit his 2 millionth deportation — which means hundreds of thousands of families separated. This weekend, advocates let Obama know that his review and his timeline isn’t enough — that he needs to take immediate action to protect those who would qualify for legislative immigration reform from deportation.
According to NDLON, there are still more events planned: in DC, families are starting day three of an indefinite presence outside the White House in hopes the President will hear directly from them and in order to see their loved ones released. Chicagoans are setting off this morning on a two day walk to “shut down ICE” that will end tomorrow at the Broadview Detention Center. And the Blue Ribbon Commission of undocumented leaders that formed parallel to the President’s deportation review is preparing to share its own recommendations.
View just a few of the many pictures from the #Not1More day of action below: