Protesters confront Ivanka Trump on family separations

Demonstrators on Monday greeted Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to allow new parents to advance tax credits Jane Fonda says she feels 'sad' for Trump Hillicon Valley: Google to limit political ad targeting | Senators scrutinize self-driving car safety | Trump to 'look at' Apple tariff exemption | Progressive lawmakers call for surveillance reforms | House panel advances telecom bills MORE outside a Syracuse, N.Y., school, protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families who had been separated after crossing into the U.S.

Protesters waved signs outside the Institute of Technology at Central High School reading "shame" and "Ivanka! Do you know where their children are?" Syracuse.com reported

Trump was making an appearance at the school for a roundtable discussion on workforce development programs.

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But outside the school, protesters kept their focus on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which prioritizes the prosecutions of people who cross into the U.S. illegally through Mexico.

That policy has resulted in thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border in recent months, a practice that has sparked national and international outrage.

At the protest on Monday, one participant walked around in an oversized President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE costume with a sign reading "monster" hung around his neck, a photo captured by Syracuse.com showed. 

Photos of the protest also surfaced on social media, including one showing a giant inflatable chicken bearing a resemblance to the president that has also been seen in previous protests. 

Some protesters called out Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoHouse GOP criticizes impeachment drive as distracting from national security issues Progressive group unveils first slate of 2020 congressional endorsements Democratic lawmakers call on Judiciary Committee to advance 'revenge porn' law MORE (R-N.Y.), who joined Ivanka Trump at the roundtable discussion. Dana Balter, Katko's Democratic challenger in November, was also at the protest, Syracuse.com reported. 

The protest came as the Trump administration neared a Tuesday court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children under the age of 5 with their parents. The government, however, appeared poised to miss that deadline.