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Thousands To Protest Family Separation At The Border In Chicago

The event in Chicago will be part of a nationwide day of protests against a Trump administration zero tolerance policy.

An immigration rally in Chicago.
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DOWNTOWN — Thousands of Chicagoans plan to protest the separation of migrant families along the United States’ border.

The June 30 protest is part of a nationwide series of anti-separation events on that day. It comes as the Trump administration has cracked down on undocumented immigration, forcibly separating children from their families when they try to migrate into the United States.

The policy has led to outrage among many, with government officials and every living former first lady speaking out against the separations and the way children have been treated while kept away from their families.

More than 3,000 people have marked on the protest’s Faceboook event page that they plan to attend the protest, while another 14,000 are interested in attending.

The protest will start 11 a.m. at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., and run until 1 p.m., according to the Facebook event.