Bowling Green Demonstrators To Rally For Separated Children

Jun 29, 2018

Saturday's protest in Bowling Green will be in front of the office of Senator Rand Paul.
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Thousands of demonstrators are expected tomorrow in Washington, D.C. and across the country to protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration. That policy resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S. Mexico border.

A rally will also be held in Bowling Green tomorrow in support of the national “Families Belong Together” event.

One of the Bowling Green residents who plans to attend tomorrow’s rally is Teresa Christmas, who teaches children in her ‘Art Matters’ studio. She has training in human development, helped implement family court in Warren County and taught English as a Second Language at the International Center in Bowling Green.

Christmas says while some in the Trump administration point out that children at  the border are being cared for in safe and humane shelters, that won’t make up for the trauma they’ve already experienced.

“Do they have toys? Do they have books? The rest of that stuff really doesn’t matter very much if they’ve been separated suddenly from the person that is their primary caregiver and they can’t reach that person. You know, it’s just really going to cause them psychological damage for the rest of their lives.”

The Bowling Green “Families Belong Together” rally is tomorrow at 10 a.m. in front of Senator Rand Paul’s office on State Street.