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Mary Rose Madden / wypr

About sixty moms and dads – and their kids--gathered outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement office downtown Thursday morning for a “playdate” protesting the separation of migrant families arriving at the US Mexico border undocumented.

Dominique Maria Bonessi

The simple task of dropping off or picking up a child at school became fraught with worry for parents at Hampstead Hill Academy in March when the father of a fourth grader was followed home and arrested by immigration agents. Now, parents, students and teachers at the school at Linwood and Eastern avenues have united behind their Latino parents and students.

"You never know when it is going to happen to you. So you live in fear and you live afraid," said David Rosario, father of a third-grader, in an interview at his office just blocks from the school.