Pensacola protest to be held Wednesday on family separation at the border
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
The White House’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy continues to result in children being separated from their families.
The ongoing issue has captured national attention garnering both support and outrage.
On Wednesday, a non-violent protest will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. monument on Palafox Street in Pensacola to call for change to the policy.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
It is hosted by the Santa Rosa County Florida Democratic Executive committee, the NWFL Small Business Owners for Bernie Sanders, and the Florida Panhandle Progressives.
The Trump Administration said children would not be separated from their families if they seek asylum legally.
According to reporters, centers are filling up and turning families away.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 2,342 children were separated from their parents crossing the southern U.S. Border since May.