Demonstrators plan to rally at Houston City Hall this morning, to call attention to the Trump Administration's 'zero tolerance' policy on illegal immigrants entering the US.
About 1,200 are expected to attend the rally, but thousands of others have already expressed their support. The rally will end with a march on Senator Ted Cruz's office.
According to the group's Facebook page, their goals are:
1) End the new DHS policy of family separation in order to REUNITE FAMILIES;
2) Demand a Clean DREAM Act;
3) Defund ICE (an agency established after 9/11 with expanded powers beyond standardcustoms checks and enforcement); and
4) End private prison donations and require reps return all private prison donations- both individual and PAC.
President Trump has already signed an executive order to reunite families of illegal immigrants that were separated at the border. A federal judge in San Diego has also set a two week deadline for the process to be completed, as critics say the White House is not acting fast enough to enact the policy.