Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday to send the Trump administration a clear message: Families belong together. More than 600 "Families Belong Together" marches have been planned in protest Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. And if you're planning to join the protest, you might be wondering what's the best way to get your message across. These quotes make perfect "Families Belong Together" protest signs.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Leadership Conference, MoveOn.org, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance have partnered with dozens of other national and local groups to form the Families Belong Together Coalition, which organized Saturday's nationwide protest. The coalition is demanding a permanent end to the Trump administration's policy of family separation and detention as well as intensive efforts to reunite those children who have already been separated from their parents.
Although President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this month to curb the separation of immigrant families, many critics say it wasn't enough. According to USA Today, questions and confusion have remained as immigration and law enforcement officials struggled with how to implement the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies in light of the change. While Trump's immigration policies call for every adult apprehended entering the country illegally to be criminally prosecuted, U.S. courts say children cannot be jailed or detained with a parent(s), resulting in confusion over how families can be kept together.
If you've been inspired to join the Families Belong Together Coalition and hit the streets in protest, let these quotes inspire your "Families Belong Together" protest sign.