As thousands prepare to rally, here’s where things stand on immigration

From USA TODAY:

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to protest family separations carried out by the Trump administration, according to organizers.

The marches have been building steam in recent days, with thousands turning out in Washington, D.C., and other cities on Thursday. Those are expected to culminate in a nationwide series of rallies, protests and vigils on Saturday that will take place on streets, community centers and outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities.

The protests, organized by the Families Belong Together coalition, will focus on the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents. But organizers say the gatherings will provide a forum for people to call out the president’s broader push to limit legal and illegal immigration, from his controversial travel ban to his ending deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants.