Three hundred rally in San Antonio to protest family separation

Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018.
The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some  younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border.

The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.

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Organizers of the rally included U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House, and Texas Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio).

Speakers included Castro, Bernal, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, the ACLU of Texas, various faith leaders, a DREAMer and an asylum-seeking mother of two from Central America.

The event came a week after the New York Times reported that federal officials have lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children who were placed with sponsors.

The issues prompted the hashtags #wherearethechildren #nofamilyseparation.