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Immigration Protests and Occupy ICE Are Spreading Across the Country

 

In response to the Trump Administration separating children from their families, activists across the country have been taking a stand, organizing protests, and letting Trump know that the separation of families cannot continue to happen in our name. A movement to Occupy ICE has also emerged in a number of cities, with advocates shutting down ICE offices by refusing to leave.

This weekend:

  • Activists including celebrities like Lena Dunham and Amber Heard rallied outside Tornillo, Texas — site of the first “tent cities” for migrant children —in 100 degree heat
  • More than 1,000 marched in Kansas City against the separation of families, including a contingent that called on Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) to take action
  • The occupation of the Portland, Oregon ICE office entered its second week; the office was forced to close after activists surrounded it and there are now 50 tents surrounding the office
  • Rallies happened and occupations continued in Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, McAllen (Texas), and more.

View some of the photos, tweets, and videos from this weekend: