Immigration Protests Take Place Across the Country as Border Arrests Continue (In Photos) - Pacific Standard

Immigration Protests Take Place Across the Country as Border Arrests Continue (in Photos)

Marches occur across the country while, simultaneously, children and families are detained at the U.S. border.
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Over the last week, thousands of people have continued to seek asylum and cross the border into the United States despite the Trump administration's strict "zero tolerance" policy and outrage at the separation of children from their families at the border.

Customs and Border Protection continues to execute the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants' country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status.

American citizens and immigrants alike have expressed their frustration with the current state of immigration policy through protests and "Families Belong Together" marches across the country.

People are rallying against the policies that continue to place migrant children in detention and in danger of abuse while, simultaneously, women and children are detained at the border.

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Central American asylum seekers wait for transport while being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The group of women and children had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained before being sent to a processing center for possible separation.

Central American asylum seekers wait for transport while being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The group of women and children had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained before being sent to a processing center for possible separation.

Central American immigrant families depart Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, pending future immigration court hearings, on June 11th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.

Central-American immigrant families depart Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, pending future immigration court hearings on June 11th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. 

A U.S. Border Patrol agents shines a spotlight near the U.S.-Mexico border while looking for immigrant asylum seekers on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. Groups of Central Americans had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

A U.S. Border Patrol agents shines a spotlight near the U.S.-Mexico border while looking for immigrant asylum seekers on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. Groups of Central Americans had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico. 

A protester dressed as Lady Liberty carries a doll, depicting a baby of color, as demonstrators march at the "Families Belong Together" march against the separation of children of immigrants from their families on June 14th, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators marched through the city and culminated the march at a detention center where ICE detainees are held.

A protester dressed as Lady Liberty carries a doll, depicting a baby of color, as demonstrators march at the "Families Belong Together" march against the separation of children of immigrants from their families on June 14th, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators marched through the city and culminated the march at a detention center where ICE detainees are held.

A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation.

A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12th, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation.

Protesters chant at the "Families Belong Together" march against the separation of children of immigrants from their families on June 14th, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Protesters chant at the "Families Belong Together" march against the separation of children of immigrants from their families on June 14th, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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