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Minneapolis marchers protest federal immigration policies

01 July 2018, 12:32 | Bernice Figueroa

575 people arrested at a rally protesting the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration.

Protesters, lawmaker arrested in U.S. Senate building over immigration

The largest of the rallies is taking place in the District with thousands marching at Lafayette Square, directly across from the White House. The anger hasn't abated either, even after President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 reversing the family separation policy.

"We can't let the Trump administration shift the blame or use families as bargaining chips for their inhumane policy agenda", Praeli said, calling for an "immediate reunification of parents and children and an end to this cruel policy".

Rachel Gregory, 39, was one 575 activists arrested Thursday during a protest at a US Senate office building.

A main event in Washington, D.C.is expected to draw tens of thousands of marchers, two days after thousands of women marched to Capitol Hill and almost 600-including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)-were arrested for demonstrating in the Hart Senate Office Building.

In this photo people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, June 17, 2018.

"People across my state of NY, all across the country are furious with this administration's policy to separate children from their parents", Sen. It was her third arrest at a protest, the other two occurring years before her 2016 election to Congress. "We have a situation where the Trump administration seems to be aiming to detain families", said Karthik Ganapathy, a MoveOn.org spokesman.

She and others are undaunted after almost 600 women wearing white and railing against the now-abandoned separation policy were arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C. With demonstrations emerging nationwide, immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled - and surprised - to see the issue gaining traction among those not tied to immigration.

But many protesters said they won't back down until all of the families are back together again.

Some 2,000 children remain split from their parents, according to official figures released last weekend in the wake of global outrage over the stripping of minors from their parents believed to have crossed illegally at the US-Mexico border.

Under Mr Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the country without authorisation.

Demonstrators will demand an end to family detentions and the return of at least 2,500 children separated from their parents at the country's southern border.

"This was a tipping point", said Sullivan, a professor who splits her time between McLean Va. and Miami Fla.

Since that policy was implemented in May, families have been routinely separated after apprehension.

Courtney Malloy, 34, a lawyer, said it was important to show support for immigrants and that administration policies are "not America".

Rep. Pramila Jayapal said on Twitter she was arrested at the protest.

"I sought it out", Elly Brinkley, who arrived from NY earlier this week, said Thursday.

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