Lubbock demonstrators join nationwide immigration protests

Lubbock demonstrators join nationwide immigration protests

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Around a hundred Lubbock demonstrators joined protesters across the country calling for an end to family separations at the border and President Trumps zero tolerance immigration policy.

"We're out here protesting because it's the right thing to do. We're protecting children. Separating families is the evilest thing you can do," one protester said.

"I'm out here just because I think it's a cruel policy that we've been doing and it's very un-American that we are going to do this to these people," said another.

Throughout the crowd people carried signs. One said "children are not pawns" and another said "I'll swap Donald Trump for 10,000 refugees."

"Even though the President signed his executive order, that hasn't reunited the thousands of children who  have been separated from their families," said a demonstrator.

Nearly everyone demanding law makers make it easier to come into the United States legally.

"We need a pathway to citizenship. Who's putting on our roofs in this hot sun? It's not my daughter or my son. They already have their college degrees. New immigrants come and they do those types of work," a mother said.

A federal judge has ordered a halt to most family separations at the border and to reunify the families however there is no word on how long it will take. The protesters said they do not want to wait.

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