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Rally For Immigrant Rights To Be Held At U-M Diag This Weekend

Jun 29, 2018

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The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice will host a "Families Belong Together" rally on Saturday.


Both groups want President Donald Trump's administration to take accountability for separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.  They will rally at the University of Michigan's Diag at 11 AM.

Maria Ibarra is a member of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, also known as WICIR.

"When you think about the emotional and psychological trauma that affects a toddler who's being separated--ripped-- from their mother's arms, you know, in the middle of the night, there have been cases of women who have their babies ripped apart from them while they were breast feeding."

Ibarra added that while the president made changes to a policy regarding separating families, WICIR wants better treatment for immigrants at the border.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu