Protests against Trump immigration policy expected nationwide

Protesters are expected to demonstrate nationwide on Saturday against President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE’s immigration policies.

A coalition of groups has announced the “Families Belong Together” march, which will take place in Washington, D.C., along with events in 50 states nationwide.

The coalition includes the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), MoveOn.org and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Organizers suggest participants wear the color white to display “unity.”

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The Washington, D.C., protest, which will take place in Lafayette Square near the White House, is slated to feature several speakers, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The scheduled protests come as the Trump administration continues to face the fallout from its “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The policy, unveiled in April when Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump distances himself from Rosenstein by saying Sessions hired him Gowdy: Declassified documents unlikely to change anyone's mind on Russia investigation Pompeo on Rosenstein bombshell: Maybe you just ought to find something else to do if you can't be on the team MORE directed the Justice Department to prioritize the criminal prosecution of individuals who try to illegally cross the border, led to the separation of children from their families.

President Trump earlier this month signed an executive order permitting families to remain together, but the administration continues to face backlash.

Protesters on Thursday organized a sit-in, called #WomenDisobey, at the Hart Senate Office building on Capitol Hill to demonstrate against the administration’s immigration policies.

Organizers of the impending Saturday protest said there are 710 events arranged across the nation.