An emerging coalition of politicians, activists and pro-immigrant protesters are calling for the abolition of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over border abuses.
They have deployed posters and slogans in their calls for the dismantling of the ICE, which has treated would-be immigrants cruelly and unfairly.
“We will continue calling on Congress to de-finance the forces of deportation,” Maria Bilbao, a Florida organizer for the pro-immigrant group United We Dream, told AFP on Friday, referring to ICE.
“Now is the time to stop and take to the streets to fight for an end to these abuses.”
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal immigration has led to family separations at the US border with Mexico.
Broadcast pictures of young children held in enclosures behind chain-link fences have triggered angry protests across the US and elsewhere, with larger demonstrations expected on Saturday.