Hundreds march to protest immigration policies
Published 7:43 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies during a march through south Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations promoted Sunday afternoon’s march as a protest “to demand justice for separated families.”
Demonstrators waved flags and banners and temporarily stopped traffic during the 15-block march to protest federal immigration raids and policies that separate children from their families.
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Facilities that house detained migrants are overcrowded and advocates and attorneys have decried conditions inside. Border facilities are meant as temporary holding stations, built to hold a maximum of about 4,000, but have routinely held as many as 15,000.