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Protests Against Trump Immigration Policy Planned In San Diego

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest against the Trump administrat...

Photo by Jade Hindmon

Above: A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest against the Trump administration's immigration policy at the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility in San Diego, June 22, 2018.

Demonstrators have planned a series of events in San Diego this weekend, to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies.

The events include a Saturday morning protest in downtown San Diego, called "Families Belong Together And Free.” It's being organized by the group San Diego Indivisible.

Saturday's march starts at the Civic Center in downtown San Diego and will continue on to a nearby Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end family separation at the border, but the order does not include any information or instructions on reuniting several thousand families already affected by the policy over the past several months.

Organizers of this weekend’s demonstration said the move is not a solution because children will still be detained with their families. In addition, they said irreversible damage has been done to the families separated at the border.

On Friday, Trump pushed back against the uproar, dismissing what he called "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.

Below is a list of protest events taking place this weekend:

Saturday, June 23 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Let Our Children Go!

Interfaith Training and Orientation for Day of Action

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 2020 Alaquinas Drive, San Ysidro 92173

San Diego Organizing Group, an affiliate of Faith In Action, will prepare activists to protest.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Families Belong Together March

San Diego Civic Center 202 C Street San Diego 92101

San Diego Indivisible hosts a rally against the Trump Administration’s family separation policies. Protesters will march 3 blocks from the civic center to the local headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the federal building. This event is endorsed by San Diego ACLU, California Teachers Association, local border organizations, Democratic clubs and local unions. Indigenous dancers will do a cleansing ceremony.

10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Families Belong Together Rally

Westfield North County Mall, Overpass at Via Rancho Parkway

272 E Via Rancho Parkway Escondido 92025

Indivisible groups in North County host a rally in support of migrant families and in opposition to the Trump policy of family separation and warehousing of immigrant children.

Interfaith Leaders March To Family Separation Zone To Support Immigrant Families

1 p.m.

Family separation zone near U.S.-Mexico border. Meeting location to be announced Saturday morning.

Let Our Children Go!

7 p.m.

Interfaith Vigil at Family Separation Zone

San Diego Organizing Group, an affiliate of Faith In Action, will hold a vigil at the border.

Saturday, June 30

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Families Belong Together Rally

Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego

Possible rally in support of a national day of action to oppose Trump’s immigration policies that separate children from parents at our border, deny security to DACA recipients and use ICE to intimidate immigrants. The national march in Washington DC is hosted by Move On, ACLU and other partners. (Local host and details are unclear at this time.)

11 a.m.

Families Belong Together Rally

Swami’s 1298 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 92024

Local activists host a North County rally in support of the national day of action.

Editor's Note: Some personal contact information for the events listed in this story were removed.


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