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Edited by Alfredo Alvarado

Members protested Trump’s immigration policies at Philadelphia rally.

DC 37 rallies for immigrant rights

DC 37 members, immigration activists and union leaders traveled to Philadelphia for a rally to protest the abusive immigration policies of the Trump administration.

Among the union leaders at the Aug. 15 rally at Penn’s Landing was AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride. She criticized the White House policies that have separated hundreds of children from their parents at the border. “A decent society does not traumatize children or treat people like caged animals,” said McBride.

“The policy of zero tolerance is immoral and Trump should be in jail for it,” said Unite Here President D. Taylor. Unite Here was one of the organizers of the rally and represents workers in the food service, transportation and hospitality industry.

Local 768 President Fitz Reid, Local 154 President Juan Fernandez and DC 37 Treasurer and Local 1407 President Maf Misbah Uddin led the DC 37 contingent from New York.