Protests Against Immigration Policy To Take Place In Charlotte, Across Nation
Marches are planned across the country Saturday to protest recent immigration policies. In North Carolina twenty protests are scheduled in cities that include Gastonia, Salisbury and Charlotte.
President Trump's policy that separated families crossing the border has ended. Still, people across the country are gathering as part of a protest dubbed “Keep Families Together.” They say they want families that were separated to be reunited and to end the detention of migrant families altogether.
National organizers include MoveOn.org and the ACLU.
The Latin American Coalition is one of the groups hosting Charlotte’s event.
Jose Hernandez-Paris is the group’s director. He says he hopes the vigil makes immigrants feel supported in what he says feels like a war against immigrants.
"This is a vigil not only for immigrant families, but I think it’s also a vigil to rescue American values," Hernandez-Paris said.
Charlotte’s "End the War on Immigrant's Vigil" is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at First Ward Park.