Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta rallied with others Wednesday outside the Bakersfield office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy in support of children separated from their parents at the border.
Activists gathered to urge the House Majority Leader to support legislation to protect those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and migrant families, while reuniting them, according to the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which organized the conference.
“I just came back from the border towns, talking to some of these families, and it is so tragic because they do not know where their children are,” Huerta said.
Activists also focused on a national fast, in which some have gone without food to demonstrate their solidarity with migrant families, organizers said.
Huerta participated in the fast for 24 hours while protesting outside a 400-bed detention facility in Tornillo, Texas on Sunday.