Protesters chanted "shame!" and sang "shut detention down!" at the kickoff of a New York City march Saturday.
The epicentre of the demonstration was Lafayette Square, near the White House in Washington D.C., where scores of citizens are demanding immediate reunification of migrant families and calling for an end to family separations and detentions.
See the stream below for what's happening at protests across New Jersey and the United States. Organizer Michelle Wentz says opposition to the administration's "barbaric and inhumane" policy has seemed to cross political party lines.
A crowd tore into President Donald Trump at City Hall in downtown Orlando on Saturday, angry at the administration's immigration policies, which earlier in June led to the separation of children from their parents on the U.S. -Mexico border.
"Please fight and continue fighting, because we will win", she said.
Right-wing activists with the group Patriot Prayer also have a permit to march later in the day Saturday and the Portland Police Bureau said Friday they planned to have a heavy police presence. How numerous approximately 500 children were still detained with their families wasn't clear.
Protesters blamed President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and two government agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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Her jacket had "I really don't care".
GOP leaders are considering an alternative that would focus narrowly on preventing the government from separating children from migrant families caught entering the country without authorization.
In response to a federal court order, the Trump administration announced a new policy to detain migrant children with their parents for more than 20 days. There were also marches in more conservative regions like Wyoming and Kansas, and in cities large and small. However, more than 2,000 children are still separated from their parents. She said the parent-child bond is a sacred, basic human right and when that right is violated, especially in a time of distress, children can bear the psychological impacts for a lifetime.
"You can not beg for freedom, you have to fight for freedom and that is what we are doing here in Boston", said Markey, who is planning to visit detention and processing facilities in Port Isabel, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas this weekend.
Marchers there carried signs that read: "Compassion not cruelty" and "November is coming".
Since taking office in 2017, Trump has overseen an increase in arrests of people suspected of being in the country illegally. "We are better than this".
"Our solution should be to decriminalize the movement of people, while we accept the movement of the goods they produce", Sarah White told the Bethlehem crowd.