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Maui Rally to Support Reunification of Migrant Children with their Parents

June 25, 2018, 1:04 PM HST
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A sign waving rally is planned on Maui on Saturday, June 30, 2018 to support the reunification of migrant children with their parents.

The Maui event will take place at 10 a.m. at the corner of Puʻunēnē, and is part of a worldwide day of rallies planned.

In April 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled out the zero-tolerance policy towards migrants seeking asylum. The policy resulted in the separation of children from undocumented immigrants who cross the border.

“Although the Trump administration has claimed they will not continue taking children away from migrants, the Flores agreement prohibits incarcerating children for more than 20 days, so it is unclear how the administration will keep this promise,” organizers said in a press release announcement.

Signs will include messages such as “Keep Families Together” and “Reunite Families.”

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The same group held a rally earlier this month to bring attention to the matter.  Hawaiʻi lawmakers also introduced legislation in an effort to halt the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border.

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