A rally was held Wednesday morning in Bridgeport ahead of a court appearance of two migrant children who were separated from their parents.
The fight to reunite two children with their parents who were separated at the U.S. / Mexico border continues.
The children are currently being held in Connecticut, and a lawsuit has been filed on their behalf.
They appeared in federal court in Bridgeport on Wednesday.
A rally was held outside court before their appearance, where supporters spoke about immigration.
The two children haven't seen their parents in more than one month.
People from all across the state are expected to attend the rally with signs and banners, to show their support for the children.
While other lawsuits have been filed against President Donald Trump's immigration policy, this is the first taken on behalf of children.
Connecticut legal services and the "worker and immigration rights advocacy clinic" at Yale law school are representing the two kids, and are asking the federal government to reunite them with their parents.
One child is a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador, who came to the United States with her mother after her stepfather was murdered.
The other child is a 9-year-old boy from Honduras, who fled with his father after his grandparents were murdered.
They're currently being held at a detention facility in Groton, which is thousands of miles away from their loved ones.
In court, a Yale Child Psychologist, Dr. Andres Martin, has evaluated the children and said, "both children suffer PTSD" and the "trauma is causing difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, tearfulness, and lack of hope."
Supporters were outside of the courthouse Wednesday morning, and a small number of people went inside.
The Connecticut Immigrants Rights Alliance undocumented leader issued a statement that said, "Connecticut must not only fight to keep families together. Connecticut must fight to dismantle the systems that are abusing, detaining, deporting, terrorizing, and murdering our community."
The judge didn't rule on Wednesday, however, he admitted this is a complicated situation.
The Trump Administration has been ordered to release all of the children to their parents by July 26.
To read the full lawsuit, click here.
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