Indivisible Mohawk Valley to protest family separation policy
Indivisible Mohawk Valley will join with concerned citizens across the nation Sunday, June 9, 2019, International Children’s Day, for a “Where are the Children?” event. We will speak out against the inhumane zero-tolerance family-separation policy on immigration begun last year by the Trump administration.
The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Oneida Square in Utica. It is being organized by IMV’s Immigration and Refugee Issues Work Group. We are asking participants to bring children’s pajamas for display on a clothesline and then donate these to shelters and non-profits serving children and families.
Since the Trump administration launched its zero-tolerance policy on immigration last year, thousands of children have been separated from their families and housed in government detention centers. Story after story confirms the horrors of this inhumane policy, and it’s more urgent than ever that we demand an end and that families be reunited.
The IMV event is in conjunction with the “Where are the Children?” event the same day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.