PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Many people braved the sweltering heat to camp outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Center City on Monday, in hopes of calling an end to the agency’s working relationship with the City of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Bipartisan Election Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania
Standing with interlocked arms and pitching up tents, protesters demanded Mayor Jim Kenney bring an end to a contract that gives ICE access the city’s criminal-records database.READ MORE: Police Release Video Of Alleged Suspects Wanted For Deadly Beating At Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia
That contract ends Aug. 31, according to organizers of the “Abolish ICE” rally.
The protest stems from President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates parents from their children at the US-Mexico border.MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Concord Mall, Delaware State Police Say
The rally in Philadelphia was one of many taking place throughout the nation/.