The Washington Post has reported children separated from their families at the border are being sent right here to Rochester to the Catholic Family Center on North Clinton Avenue. The center says its not aware of any children coming to Rochester under the zero-tolerance policy.
Catholic Family Center officials say they are not aware of any children being brought to Rochester as part of President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy.
A spokeswoman from the Catholic Family Center issued the following statement to our news partner, News10NBC regarding the report in the Washington Post:
"Catholic Family Center supports immigrant and refugee families as part of our mission. This work includes providing shelter and support for unaccompanied children arriving in the US. However, we have not been asked to provide support to any of the children separated from their families because of the President’s zero tolerance policy. We are not aware that any of these children have been brought to the Rochester area."
According to the Washington Post, children are being bussed to the Catholic Family Center on North Clinton Avenue.
Our news partner, News10NBC is working to find out how many children are there and how long they've been there.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep children and parents together when they cross the border illegally. But it's unclear how that will impact the children already here in Rochester.
Later Friday, protestors will be marching in Rochester, calling on the U.S. government to reunite children with their families.
Rochester City Council Vice President Adam McFadden organized the event.
Protestors are planning to meet at Liberty Pole at 6 p.m. and will march to the Federal Building on State Street.