Atlanta will be one of the hundreds of cities taking part in a nationwide rally on Saturday, June 30, to protest the Trump Administration policy of separating families who illegally cross America’s southern border.

The national “Families Belong Together” event is designed to send a message to President Donald Trump to permanently end the controversial detention policy, which set off a media firestorm and condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans. Images and audio of children separated from their parents has been widely criticized.

The Atlanta rally will begin at 10 a.m. at the Atlanta City Detention Center, 254 Peachtree St. Thousands are expected at the main march, which will take place in Washington DC.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

4 replies on “Rally planned for June 30 to protest separation of families at southern border”

  1. These people should not attempt to enter the United States illegally. Even worse, they are trying to enter the United States illegally with small children. Poor judgement! You cannot get away with this in an airport and should not be allowed to jump over a fence.
    John Frost Murlin
    Decatur, Georgia

  2. These people should not attempt to enter the United States illegally. Even worse, they are trying to enter the United States illegally with small children. Poor judgement! You cannot get away with this in an airport and should not be allowed to jump over a fence.
    John Frost Murlin
    Decatur, Georgia

  3. How funny. Still confused about the difference between “immigrant” and “Illegal Alien”? They aren’t immigrants, nor children or kids…that is the media families are split up every single day in this country, have been for decades when anyone is incarcerated. But now its OUTRAGE because its illegal aliens?

    Personally speaking, this election I vote this for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens, those who oppose sanctuary cities, amnesty and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means no Democrats and no RINO’s.

    When will politicians and people in general figure out that when you reward illegal immigration with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses,discounts for college tuition, scholarships encourages MORE illegal entry.. Illegal immigration negativity effects our economy from employment to use public services. Just debating this in congress is
    costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars….. thank the parents. Another concern is the real “immigrants” who have waited in
    line? The “dreamers” don’t care about them, but we as a country should.

    People fleeing persecution? or people fleeing for freebies? they don’t stay in Mexico when they reach safety or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them nothing. So they make the long journey to our border. America is not splitting up families, that decision is theirs.

    Just some of the costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children and grand children as has been passed on to us

    https://www.fairus.org/…/fiscal-burden-illegal…

    Why no protests for these poor souls?

    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/

    https://theremembranceproject.org/

    The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

    *Currently city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollarsfor legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported and to sue our own Government..

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.

  4. How funny. Still confused about the difference between “immigrant” and “Illegal Alien”? They aren’t immigrants, nor children or kids…that is the media families are split up every single day in this country, have been for decades when anyone is incarcerated. But now its OUTRAGE because its illegal aliens?

    Personally speaking, this election I vote this for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens, those who oppose sanctuary cities, amnesty and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means no Democrats and no RINO’s.

    When will politicians and people in general figure out that when you reward illegal immigration with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses,discounts for college tuition, scholarships encourages MORE illegal entry.. Illegal immigration negativity effects our economy from employment to use public services. Just debating this in congress is
    costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars….. thank the parents. Another concern is the real “immigrants” who have waited in
    line? The “dreamers” don’t care about them, but we as a country should.

    People fleeing persecution? or people fleeing for freebies? they don’t stay in Mexico when they reach safety or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them nothing. So they make the long journey to our border. America is not splitting up families, that decision is theirs.

    Just some of the costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children and grand children as has been passed on to us

    https://www.fairus.org/…/fiscal-burden-illegal…

    Why no protests for these poor souls?

    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/

    https://theremembranceproject.org/

    The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

    *Currently city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollarsfor legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported and to sue our own Government..

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps) WIC, & free school lunches.

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