Several speakers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of "Hamilton", and actors America Ferrera and Diane Guerrero will take the stage at Lafayette Square to kick off the protest, which begins at 11 a.m. People who have lived through the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps and President Donald Trump's family separation policy are expected to speak. More than 700 marches on Saturday drew hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities like Los Angeles and New York City to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together.
The policy has led to thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. -Mexico border and inspired bipartisan criticism. "I don't understand why this administration won't support mothers who just want a better life for their children". But the White House has yet to announce how it plans to handle the thousands of infants and children who were already placed in federal custody.
You can find more information about the rally on the event's website.
Organizers gave a final count Friday, saying 630 protesters were arrested during a massive anti-Trump demonstration that took over the public area of one of the Capitol's buildings on Thursday.
Demonstrators will demand an end to family detentions and the return of at least 2,500 children separated from their parents at the country's southern border.
Protesters chant slogans outside a Federal court during a demonstration calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and demand changes in USA immigration policies, June 29, 2018, in NY.
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During an earlier protest on Thursday, almost 600 people arrested in Washington including state congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building.
"This is not my wheelhouse", Conroy said.
"As far as I'm concerned, this is a national emergency that we all need to be focused on right now", added co-organiser Erin Conroy.
Dozens of social justice groups were mobilizing their ranks to participate in the Families Belong Together protests this week, including Planned Parenthood, Win Without War, and National Nurses United. This will go down as the biggest immigrant rights march in US history. Demonstrators in white clergy robes linked arms across the street and chanted "reunite", others waving signs that bore slogans, among them, "Stop separating families".
"I'm hoping that decent human beings come together, and enough is enough, we're taking out country back over, that evil is not going to prevail", said Patricia Carlan, a grandmother of nine from Danville, Indiana, among hundreds who gathered at her state's capital.
Now, she said, they do.
Trump says illegal immigration fosters crime and he implemented a "zero tolerance" policy in May to prosecute all immigrants apprehended for entering illegally.