On Saturday, June 30, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out around the globe to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies that prompted the separation of families and the detention of thousands of young children. The media coverage of the nightmarish situation for immigrants, and particularly the images of children in cages in detention centers, set off a vehement backlash earlier this month. In response, President Trump backpedaled and signed an executive order to prevent families from being separated going forward.
However, many, many families have yet to be reunited, and the crisis is ongoing with no resolution in sight. To bring attention to the issue and to push the administration to put an end to this cruel treatment of asylum-seekers, there are at least 628 Families Belong Together protests planned around the country and world this weekend. These rallies, including the big one planned in Washington D.C., are being organized by a number of non-profit groups including the ACLU and MoveOn, and you can easily find one near you at this website.