League of California Cities denounces Trump policy of separating immigrant children from parents

A girl stands with her mother during a rally to protest a new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the separation of families on May 31 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The League of California Cities-Latino Caucus denounced the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at a press conference in Oakland on Saturday.

The League represents the cities of Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, San Jose, Farmersville, Tulare, Chino Hills, Santa Ana, Redwood City and Long Beach.

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The League called on Congress to pass the Keep Families Together Act, which has been endorsed by UNICEF, and has launched a Change.org petition demanding that the Department of Homeland Security stop separating families at the U.S. border.

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The nonprofit group emphasized it's Father's Day weekend as parents continue to be separated from their children.
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