'Families Belong Together' rally in Tulsa draws hundreds of protesters
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Thousands of people are coming together across the country with one message – keep families together.
That movement is also playing out here in Tulsa.
Saturday's heat was no match for the passion burning inside each of these protestors.
"What's at stake is families' and parents' love for their children," said protestor Sarah Morice Brubaker.
"It's a bigger issue than being a liberal or being a conservative," said another protestor Christina Williams. "It matters."
About 300 people gathered at the David L. Moss Justice Center for the rally, protesting President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that ripped children away from their parents at the border.
"This is a terrible thing to do," said protestor Michael Moore. "It doesn't work on an economic level, it doesn't work on a philosophical level and it doesn't work on a moral level."
Tulsa County does house about 240 Immigration and Customs Enforcement prisoners in jail. Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado says it helps his department's budget and public safety.
While this problem is happening across the country, folks at the the rally hope their support portrays Oklahoma as compassionate and moral with a love for people.