One day after President Trump launched a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, protesters took to the streets of Boston on Thursday to show their support in the region, and to press for full legalization.
In late afternoon, more than 100 demonstrators gathered in front of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, where they vowed to push back against Trump’s controversial executive orders.
Under a light rain, participants held signs reading “We Are Here To Stay,” “Immigrant Rights Are Human Rights,” and “Families Have No Borders,” among other pro-immigrant messages.
“I just hope that families aren’t separated,” said Jennifer Hernandez, 24, a Harvard graduate and US citizen, whose parents are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. “I don’t think that [Trump’s policies] are serving all the people.”