Billings Immigration Rally One of Hundreds
Q2 reports that about 450 people came to the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn in Billings for a weekend rally that was organized in about a week to protest U.S. immigration policy. The Families Belong Together immigration rally was a call to re-unify parents and children that remain separated after attempting to enter the United States. On June 20, President Donald Trump signed an executive order entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” The measure included a “temporary detention policy for families– many of whom are fleeing dangers in their home countries– entering the U.S. illegally. Those trying to enter the country legally through a port of entry have not been granted asylum. Hundreds of thousands of protesters reportedly attended more than 700 marches in cities from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and New York City this weekend.