Indivisible Amarillo hosts 'Families Belong Together' rally

Indivisible Amarillo hosts 'Families Belong Together' rally
Protesters gathered at the park to protest the government's treatment of children of undocumented immigrants/Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - As demonstrators around the country gathered to protest family separation at the border on Saturday, a group in Amarillo raised their voices as well.

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The White House's "zero tolerance" policy has been blamed for separating families of undocumented immigrants at the border.

Indivisible Amarillo's "Families Belong Together" rally at Sanborn Park demanded that the detained children should be reunited with their families.

Pam Kirby, a clinical psychologist who attended the rally, said that the key is uniting as a nation over the issue.

"We as people need to come together to talk about and express concern that the values we hold dear in this country are being routinely ignored, violated and abused by our leaders," said Kirby. "We are by the people, for the people - that means when 80 percent want children not to be separated from their parents, people in the government listen to that."

According to Kirby, separating children from their parents at a young age can negatively effect them and have both short and long-term consequences.

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