On Monday, tens of thousands of immigrants, allies and union groups have planned a march to protest against U.S. president Trump’s efforts to high-speed deportations of immigrants. The march against Trump is expected to be in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and other smaller cities as Florida, Lauderdale, Oregon and Portland.
“We have never seen such an outpouring of support since we have the election of Donald Trump,” said Kica Matos, a spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.”
In his first 100 days, President Trump has aggressively pursued immigration enforcement, including a ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and a planned order for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The government pursued ungrounded arrests of thousands of immigrants in the country and threatened to withhold funding from jurisdictions that limit cooperation between local and federal immigration authorities. This to the displease of many affected and sympathizing groups, protests were unavoidable and legal challenges managed to temporarily halt travel ban and sanctuary order.