Thousands Gather in Protest of ICE Immigration Laws

  On July 2, thousands of Bostonians gathered in the Boston Common, hoping to protest the current immigration policy and in turn which is known to catalyze the separation of families at the border.

Vidushi Meel, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Lexington High School, Contributer for Huffington Post

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Massachusetts citizen holds up sign in protest of dehumanizing immigrants.

Thousands of Bostonians gathered in the Boston Common on Saturday, protesting the current immigration policy of separating families at the border.

Despite the blistering heat, people complained that President Trump’s immigration policies were unfair.

One woman described her anger at what she saw when she was detained at the border.

“It’s quite inhumane,” said Qwin M’babazi 31, a Ugandan immigrant who was detained at the border two weeks earlier. “They put us in chains whenever we’re moving,” she said, adding that no one was paying attention to what was going on inside the detention center.

 M’babazi said she witnessed mothers in agony, as they were separated from their children. Some of these women’s children died in custody, she said, and were not even allowed to watch their children be buried.

She recently became a US citizen and now advocates for immigration law reform and participates in rallies to support immigrants who don’t have a voice of their own.

Many protesters wore white to show their support of the immigrants. Wearing a tie-dye shirt with white pants, Athena Jean Hale pointed out the need to change federal law.

 “Laws aren’t always ethical,” Hale said. “Segregation was the law. Slavery was the law. This is another human rights issue that we need to overcome and the law needs to be changed.