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Hundreds protest Trump immigration policy at Allen County Courthouse

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Latino Democrats of Allen County held a protest at the Allen County Courthouse Saturday afternoon in opposition of President Trump's immigration policy. Their message? President Trump must re-unite families at the border and everyone must go vote.

"As a mother, as a human being, first and foremost, I am appalled, and I think it was important to organize this today to bring people together to show them that we are all upset,  that we are all outraged, and together, we can make change," said Cassey Suthers, the Vice President of the Latino Democrats of Allen County.

Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order that ended the policy of separating families at the US/Mexico border. However, that policy does not re-unite the families that have already been separated.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Fort Wayne last week to talk about the immigration policy. He said the Trump Administration is trying to uphold the law.

"President Trump is clear on this," Said Sessions. "He campaigned on it. He talked to this American people about it. He's working to restore legality in the system and fix the problem."

Among the people who spoke at the rally on Saturday was Max Montesino, a Purdue University Fort Wayne professor who is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He has gotten his citizenship in the United States and says most people come to the US like he does.

"I have a doctorate degree," said Montesino. "I am a professor at IPFW, and I am an example of how most of the immigrants come to this country to contribute."

President Trump is still calling on Congress to pass a permanent immigration policy.

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