Activists Rally at New York Facility Housing Immigrant Children

What to Know

  • Activists gathered for a rally outside a facility used to process immigrant children separated from their parents at the border
  • The Rev. Al Sharpton led the group in prayer and denounced the Trump administration's lack of a concrete plan for reunification
  • Sharpton said they'll continue protesting until the children are returned to their families and legislation is passed

Politicians, religious leaders and community activists gathered for a rally outside a facility used to process immigrant children separated from their parents at the border and bused from Texas to New York.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin's East Harlem district includes the Cayuga Centers shelter where he says 239 immigrant children have been receiving services.

At Saturday's rally, the Democrat said the children include a 9-month-old baby and a 9-year-old Honduran boy seeking asylum.

The Rev. Al Sharpton led the group in prayer and denounced the Trump administration's lack of a concrete plan to reunite the children with their families.

Sharpton and others say they'll continue protesting outside Trump-owned hotels until the children are returned to their families and legislation is passed prohibiting authorities from separating families entering the U.S. illegally.

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