Thousands rally against immigration policies outside Eugene courthouse

The Families Belong Together Rally was one of several that took place across the state and country.

Posted: Jun 30, 2018 7:33 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2018 7:39 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Thousands lined the steps of the federal courthouse in Eugene on Saturday for a rally against the current immigration policies.

The Families Belong Together Rally in Eugene was one of several that took place across the state and country.

The organizer for local rally, Catherine Clinton, said they're asking for an end to family detentions and to the criminalization of immigration.

"We did get the executive order that stopped those separations, but then we saw those families behind bars. That's not what we want to see either, said Clinton. "We understand that immigration is a complex issue, but there's no reason ever that it needs to violate human rights, so that's what we're here demanding."

She said she decided to organize this rally 11 days ago and added that seeing the huge crowd was very reassuring.

Eugene
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 62°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 56°
Roseburg
Partly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 66°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events