NEW YORK CITY — More than 15,000 immigrants and allies rallied outside buildings owned by Donald Trump, telling the president-elect they are here to stay — just hours before he vowed to deport up to 3 million people in the first weeks of his administration.
More than 15,000 marched from Trump International Hotel in midtown to Trump Hotel on Sunday to let the president know "we will not let you tear our families apart," organizers said.
It marked the sixth day of protests against the president-elect in New York and other cities across the United States.
The thousands of protesters Sunday were lead by a 20-foot banner that said, "Aqui estamos, y no nos vamos!" — "we are here, and we are not going anywhere."
“Immigrants are here to stay, and we will not be moved — from our city, from our state, or from our country," Javier Valdes, the executive director of Make the Road New York, said in a statement.
"We are dedicated to stopping Trump from enacting his hateful agenda, and we will fight to ensure that New York City remains a sanctuary for all immigrants.”
Hours after the protest, Trump and his family spoke about immigration in a "60 Minutes" interview, saying he plans to deport 2 million to 3 million people.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said in the interview, which aired Sunday night.
“But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
Once the border is secure, he said he'll then decide what to do about the remaining undocumented immigrants, who he called "terrific."
Zuleima Dominguez, a member of Make the Road New York, said Trump's election has her scared to leave her home.
She's a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama and provides work permits for certain undocumented immigrants.
"Trump’s pledge to revoke DACA in his first 100 days as president would affect me because I would lose my work permit and be forced to live in fear of being separated from my family," she said.
One man and one woman were arrested during the NYC Saturday protests for obstructing governmental administration, police said. There were no arrests during Sunday's protests, officials said.