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Jul
02
Hundreds Take Part In Dublin 'Families Belong Together' Rally

The event was one of 700 planned nationwide.


By Autumn Johnson

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DUBLIN, CA — More than 400 people turned out Saturday to take part in the 'Families Belong Together' rally held at the City Hall Amphitheater in Dublin, according to Tri Valley Progressives for Our Revolution. More than 350 people turned out in Livermore and 600 participated in the Pleasanton rally. The Dublin event was one of 700 planned nationwide.


Congressman Eric Swalwell, Dublin Mayor David Haubert, NAMI Tri-Valley president Marsha McInnis, Lilia Lara Mexican Naturalized citizen, Aisha Wahab, the daughter of Afghan Immigrants, and Anita Jackson Director of Digital Communications, MomsRising, Father Ron Culmer of St. Claire's Episcopal Church of Pleasanton shared their immigration stories, and urged attendees to vote this November.


Activists shared their list of demands:

  • Reunite families now. Permanently end family separation and immediately reunify those that have been separated. ICE must release parents immediately so that ORR can reunify them with their children.
  • End family detention. Children and families deserve due process, not indefinite imprisonment. Children do not belong in baby cages and internment-like camps. Family incarceration is not the solution to family separation.
  • End 'Zero Humanity.' Reverse the Trump administration's policy that created this crisis and chaos to begin with. Parents should not be criminally prosecuted for doing what all parents do, which is bring their children to safety. This horrible nightmare for families will only end when Trump permanently stops his 100% prosecution policy.


Photos courtesy Tri Valley Progressives for Our Revolution


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