The Long Beach Immigrants Rights Coalition, the Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization and Long Beach Forward are sponsoring Saturday’s rally at the park.
“We want to see families reunited,” said James Suazo, associate director for Long Beach Forward. “Ultimately, we want to call attention to the role Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] has played since it was first created. We don’t believe that this is something that our government should be enforcing… where their role is to detain and separate these families and create trauma and further harm.”
Several guest speakers, including Congressman Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, are expected to attend. Following the rally, protesters will march to the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building
Belmont Shore resident Elizabeth Sharma, 36, said she will be at Saturday’s gathering to voice her anger at Trump’s immigration policy.
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