By Victoria Martinez
Rally to Reunite the Children will take place in Solvang Park today at 12 p.m.
Supervisor Joan Hartmann, Pastor Chris Brown from Bethania Lutheran Church, Wendy Motta from the office of Congressman Salud Carbajal, and event organizer Malia Mauer are all scheduled to speak during the rally.
The rally was organized by local residents after changes in federal immigration policies called for federal prosecution of those people entering the United States illegally, including those with children. President Trump has since signed an Executive Order to keep parents and kids in detention together while their cases go through the courts.
“This is an excellent time to be engaged in this situation: when the government is actually listening,” Mauer said. “We know all too well that government promises are often not fulfilled and we, as concerned citizens, are here to demand that our administration follow through with this issue with efficiency, accuracy, and transparency.”