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Locals protest against President Trump's immigration policy

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 20:19:11-04

Over 700 "Families Belong Together" rallies were held across the United States on Saturday, including one just outside the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Las Vegas.

Organizers demanded that the Trump administration permanently end family separations and immediately reunite children with their parents.

“The issue with everyone coming into the country and [President Trump is] making America, which is a place for everybody and everybody to be free, a place that's closed off and not welcoming,” says Tiara Baughman.

According to NexGen Nevada, the Trump administration has separated over 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. southern border.

Protestors say that rather than supporting the Dream Act, GOP lawmakers are pushing destructive anti-immigrant legislation.

“At the end of the day, he is separating little kids from your parents. You need your parents and kids need their families, and they need to be together,” says Desire Hopkins.

As these protestors join forces with thousands of others, across the nation, they're hoping they can use their voice to encourage others to stand up for what’s right.

“I want people to see how many people across Vegas and across the united states how we are angry, and I'm hoping that it inspires them,” says Kelly Ruddis.