Wendy Eisenberg hangs baby clothes on a line outside U.S. Senator Tom Tillis' office at the Federal Building, while activists with a Tuesdays with Tillis rally to demand the reunification of families torn apart by separating families at the border, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina protesters decry Trump immigration policy

June 26, 2018 - 5:07 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several dozen protesters gathered in North Carolina's capital to demand that President Donald Trump's administration swiftly reunite immigrant families separated at the border.

Organizers of the protest Tuesday at the Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh say they also want to get the attention of elected officials such as U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis. They want North Carolina politicians to push back on Trump administration immigration policies.

The protesters gathered on the sidewalk to chant and sing around lunchtime. The building houses federal courtrooms and one of Tillis's offices.

Demonstrators held signs with messages including "Dreamers Make America Great" and "Oust GOP Trump Enablers."

Organizer Karen Ziegler said their goal is to keep pressure on the Trump administration to reunite immigrant children housed separately from their parents by immigration officials.

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