Philly.com- About 3,000 demonstrators ignored scorching sun and heat Saturday to deliver a fiery, emotional rebuke to the Trump administration, massing on Logan Square to demand an end to the separation of migrant families and the jailing of their children.
The frustration of a week of losses and setbacks for supporters of more generous immigration policies was palpable — as was a need to be heard, to make Philadelphia stand out amid hundreds of Day of Action demonstrations being held across the country.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court handed Trump a huge victory, upholding his travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries. On Wednesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, offering Trump a chance to shape the court for decades.
That followed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ action last month, when he issued binding instruction to immigration judges that they could no longer grant asylum to most migrants who come here trying to escape domestic abuse or gang violence.