Immigration rally planned in Lexington amid congressional meetings

Published: Jun. 23, 2018 at 7:49 AM EDT
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Nearly 700 people are planning to gather Saturday afternoon in Lexington for a rally.

The "Families Belong Together Rally" is scheduled to start at 2 P.M. at the Fayette County Courthouse Plaza at 120 North Limestone.

According to a Facebook page, those attending plan to call on lawmakers to support legislation ending immigration policy that reportedly tears families apart at the border.

The Kentucky National Organization for Women is organizing the rally. Those who created the rally's page say they "will speak out in solidarity with our immigrant and refugee families and demand that the Trump Administration immigration agencies account for what is happening to all children and families in immigration custody."

"Our call is going to be to reunite these families," said Richard Michell of the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, who is co-sponsoring the rally. "That's the basic thing. Make it work. It's been done very badly up to now."

The rally is co-sponsored by Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.