'We Care': Over 600 Women Facing Arrest at Senate

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This isn't the first time protesters are rallying in the nation's capital about Trump's immigration policy and family separations. About 750 similar protests have been planned throughout the country in every state, from big cities such as NY and Los Angeles to tiny ones such as Antler, N.D., population 28.

There was no word on whether she felt outrage at the deaths of Americans at the hands of illegal immigrants - and no word on how the protesters felt about parents who illegally send their own children across the border to face many dangers alone.

In Portland, Oregon, for example, several stay-at-home moms organised their first rally while caring for young kids.

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Capitol Police said the protesters were charged with the D.C. Code violation of crowding, obstructing or incommoding. Organizer Michelle Wentz says opposition to the Trump administration's "barbaric and inhumane" policy has seemed to cross political party lines.

You can find more information about the rally on the event's website.

The rally will cap off a week of demonstrations in Washington that included the arrests of 575 people Thursday at the Hart Senate Office Building during a women-led protest and another outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, in which dozens called for the organization's dissolution.

The crowd was joined by a number of US Senators who oppose Trump's immigration policies, as well as other prominent people, among them as the actress Susan Sarandon.

Bur prior to that, more than 2,000 children were placed with US relatives, foster care families or in juvenile centers.

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Groups that pulled off massive women's marches the past two years and other left-leaning rallies are throwing their weight behind migrant families Saturday.

Women's March, a movement that began in the United States when Trump was inaugurated in 2017 and spread around the world, had called on women to risk arrest at Thursday's protest.

Sharaf and three other women recently fired up their laptops and cellphones at her dining room table - one mother breastfeeding her son as she worked. "I cried", said Adelmund, whose event drew about 125 people.

Sharaf and co-organizer Erin Conroy have coordinated with immigrant advocacy groups.

The L.A. march is among more than 700 protests planned nationwide.

Immigration attorney Linda Rivas said groups have met with USA authorities, congressional representatives and other leaders to discuss an escalating immigration crackdown that they say began decades ago.

But the "zero tolerance" policy remains in place, which means families will be detained together - something critics say can have "significant adverse effects on a child's development and psychosocial well-being, which ultimately results in the loss of childhood".

"It's important for this administration to know that these policies that rip apart families -that treat people as less than human, like they're vermin - are not the way of God, they are not the law of love", said the Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, an Episcopal priest marching in Brooklyn. "We need to provide for these children", she said. He also said his colleagues want to fix "this broken immigration policy".

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