MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside Trump International Hotel to protest Trump's immigration policies Sunday.
The protest, organized by Make the Road New York, began at 2 p.m. in Columbus Circle. By 2:30 p.m., a crowd of at least 3,000 people have gathered to send a message to president-elect and tell him that immigrants are #HereToStay.
The organization is speaking out against Trump's plans to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and build a wall between the Mexico-U.S. border. Some were seen holding signs that said "We the People are a nation of immigrants." People are also speaking out against Trump on woman and LGBT rights.
Protesters will continue march to Trump Tower where the demonstration is said to end at 4 p.m.
Though Trump officially begins his presidential duty in January, he has already announced plans to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants when he takes office.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said in a CBS' "60 Minutes" interview that airs Sunday night. “But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
This will be the fifth day public demonstrations are making waves nationwide, from New York to San Francisco.