In the midst of nation-wide outrage over the Trump administration’s family separation policy, a coalition of New York City leaders and organizations came out to present a complaint at the UN Human Rights Council.

Among those present were Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Steve Choi of New York Immigration Coalition and the Hispanic Federation‘s José Calderón.

Hours after the action, Trump issued an Executive Order halting his policy and allowing for indefinite detention of families. It is estimated that thousands of children remain separated from their parents. Nationwide protests are scheduled for June 30th. Laura Flanders investigates.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at or via Twitter @GRITlaura.