Families Divided

Scenes from "Families Belong Together" rallies across Texas

Texans in multiple cities joined rallies across the country Saturday to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies and call for the reunification of thousands of immigrant children who were separated from their parents

Demonstrators during the "Families Belong Together” rally in El Paso on June 30, 2018.
Families Divided

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Thousands gathered in Texas cities and around the country Saturday to protest the separation of undocumented children from their families. More than 2,000 children remain separated from their families due to Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy.

Below are scenes from rallies in Austin, Houston and El Paso.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Texas State Capitol awaiting speakers in Austin.
Deborah Campbell from Pflugerville was at the Austin rally to protest President Trump's immigration policies. She said this was the second protest she had attended in a week. | by Kelly West for Texas Tribune

MariLu Frucduoso stands at the front of a crowd near the Capitol steps in Austin.
Zenén Jaimes Pérez, communications director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, speaks to thousands of people gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Barbara Rush holds her grandson Asher Imani during demonstrations at the Capitol. Rush said she has been bringing her grandson to rallies since he was 4 months old.
Thousands of people in attendance at the Capitol in Austin.

In Houston, Ronnie Lister, president of the International Center for Spiritual and Social Activism, speaks to demonstrators in front of a rally at city hall.

Demonstrators at Herman Square listen to speakers in front of City Hall in Houston.

Sandra Luz Gonzalez and fellow demonstrators march through the streets of downtown Houston.
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, (far right) marches with demonstrators through downtown Houston.

The march in El Paso started at Cleveland Park and continued south on El Paso street.

Demonstrators at the "Families Belong Together” rally in El Paso on June 30, 2018. | by Jorge Salgado for The Texas Tribune

Demonstrators in a parking lot near the Mexico border during the "Families Belong Together” rally in El Paso on June 30, 2018. | by Jorge Salgado for The Texas Tribune