Immigration rally in NYC to mark ‘World Refugee Day’

Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious, and advocacy communities staged a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees not allowed into the U.S. in 2018; carried life-size orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings; and read the names of refugees who have died in transit.

A protester at a rally in New York City on June 20, 2018, holds a photo of a woman who was denied asylum because of President Trump’€™s immigration policy. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester holds sign slamming I.C.E. on the terrace outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Protesters chant slogans and hold up a signs at the start of a protest again the U.S. immigration policies on the terrace outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester wears “No Hate” pin during a protest outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Magila of the Brooklyn, who moved to the U.S. four years ago, holds up a placard at the start of a protest and march outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester holds up a sign depicting President Trump as a member of the KKK and reading “Klansman in Chief”€ on the terrace outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester holds up a sign that reads “Japanese Americans against U.S. concetration camps” while marching toward the United Nations in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester holds a sign protesting the U.S. policy of separating immigrant families on the terrace outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A youngster with his mother holds up a sign protesting the separation of familes during an immigration rally in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Protesters carry signs past Grand Central Terminal in New York City during a protest on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A woman wears a sign reading “Impeach Trump”€ during an immigrations’ rights rally in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Charlotte and Amelia of Brooklyn hold a sign during n a rally protesting President Trump’€™s immigration policy iof separating immigrant families in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester holds up sign during a march towards the United Nations on E. 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Nicole of Queens carrying a sign in a rally against President Trump’s policy of separating immigrant families on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Beatrice of Manhattan holds up a sign in pledging her support for immigration rights at a protest against U.S. immigration policies in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Protesters hold up signs at a protest against the U.S. immigration policies outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Kate Marx and her son Thulson from Sunnyside, Queens, participate in a rally along 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Protesters carrying signs cross E. 42nd Street and head toward the United Nations in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A youngster gets a ride on Dad’s shoulders during a protest against the U.S. immigration policies in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Protesters carrying signs cross E. 42nd Street and head towards the United Nations in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A protester yells into a homemade megaphone during a protest outside the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Demonstrators holds up signs and yell anti-Trump chants at a rally against Trump administration immigration policies outside the New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

A demonstrator holds up a sign with the names of people who died or were denied asylum in the U.S. in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Eighty-five pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees excluded by the Trump administration sit in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations in New York City on June 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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