NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of immigration activists have protested at the federal building in lower Manhattan to demand immigration reform.
The protesters circled 26 Federal Plaza on Saturday while chanting and carrying signs.
Steve Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition said activists are tired of waiting for Congress to act.
Protester Ali Najmi said deportations are breaking up families and children are losing their parents.
Also on Saturday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited the U.S.-Mexico border and said she holds little hope that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.
Pelosi visited a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas where unaccompanied children are being held.
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children, most from Central America, have been apprehended entering the U.S. illegally since October.