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While thousands protest his immigration policies nationwide, Trump calls for faster deportations

Tens of thousands of Americans rallied at more than 700 "Families Belong Together" marches Saturday, braving extreme heat to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies, particularly the recently halted practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.

President Trump, meanwhile, posted tweets Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning again proposing immediate deportations without due process and falsely claiming immigrants commit more crimes:

Contrary to Trump's assertion, a number of studies have found immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than those born in the United States. “There's no way I can mess with the numbers to get a different conclusion," the Cato Institute's Alex Nowrasteh told The New York Times.