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Go deeper: The women leading immigration-policy activism

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Women protest the separation of families in Washington, D.C. Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Women are among those leading the charge in efforts to reunite immigrant children with their families in response to the "zero tolerance" immigration policy and family separations.

The big picture: Women from a range of backgrounds — from religious leaders to chefs — have amplified the opposition to the Trump administration's border policies; many also took part in women's marches as part of opposition to Trump. They've used platforms such as Facebook groups, GoFundMe campaigns and coalition websites to organize on-the-ground volunteer work, rallies and other activism.