Photos: Hundreds rally in Princeton for Families Belong Together march


Several hundred people poured into Hinds Plaza in downtown Princeton for a noon rally to protest President Trump’s immigration policy and the separation of families at the border. Similar rallies were held across the country. The Princeton rally was one of the largest gatherings in New Jersey.

Several hundred people gathered to hear speeches and music at the Families Belong Together rally in Princeton.
We really do care, do u?
No hate, no fear. Immigrants are welcome here.
Melt ICE.
Stop separating families. I don’t know how to explain to you that you should care abut other people.
Children need parents, not lawyers.
Yo, Evangelicals, I mentioned you to Jesus the other day and he said “Who?”
Imagine your kids being taken away.
Zero tolerance equals big money for prisons.
Hinds Plaza as viewed from the second floor of the Princeton Public Library on Saturday at noon.
Families belong together, not in detention.
Have we forgotten already Japanese internment?
Deport Trump
Do justice, love mercy, march proudly.

Krystal Knapp

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  1. To be fair, prior Administrations did not engage in separation to the degree that President Trump has. Also to be fair, the logic behind the Trump policy is that if potential migrants understood that entering the US illegally with their* children would lead to separation, they wouldn’t do it. Shame on Trump for thinking that parents might put their children’s interest first and not take an action that could lead to separation.

    *This assumes the migrant is actually the parent of the child and not a child trafficker. A huge problem.

  2. From USA Today: In defending its “zero tolerance” border policy that has caused the separation of families, the Trump administration has argued that the Obama and Bush administrations did this too. That’s misleading. Experts say there were some separations under previous administrations, but no blanket policy to prosecute parents and, therefore, separate them from their children.

    “Bush and Obama did not have policies that resulted in the mass separation of parents and children like we’re seeing under the current administration,” Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, told us.

  3. Total right wing lie, as usual, promoted by the Federalistpapers dot org amongst other right wingers. The liars are conflating kids who crossed the border alone during Obama’s 2 terms with Trump separating parents from children in less than a year.

  4. These people are clueless. People entering the USA are breaking the law. What don’t they understand?

  5. Those ‘inhumane’ policies were made well before Trump.
    Obama’s administration was also separating children from the illegal immigrants as well. I guess at that time you didn’t want to use that fact because it was ‘inconvenient’ for you?

    Tell people not to jump over the fence in the middle of the night into the USA and use LEGAL ways to enter our country!

  6. Bravo and kudos to these fine people for resisting and demonstrating against Trump’s and the GOP’s cruel and inhumane policies.

  7. What a waste of time. They are using foreigners and their children for narrow political points and goals.

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