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Thousands of people attempted to make their voices heard nationwide on Saturday as protesters urged the reunification of hundreds of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Protesters chanted “shut detention down!” as they marched in New York City’s Foley Square while in El Paso, Texas, hundreds marched toward the Paso Del Norte (Santa Fe) Bridge that crosses into Juarez, Mexico.

Marchers also demanded that children no longer be separated from their parents when detained at the border; however, President Trump signed an Executive Order that put an end to that practice last week. 

WIBC host Tony Katz wonders why the left finds it so offensive and difficult to accept that the U.S. needs to have a standard and orderly immigration process.


“They want open borders. What I want to know is what is the value of open borders? How is America better because of open borders? Or, why is America worse off because we have borders? Why is America worse off because we have a system of legal immigration? What’s so wrong about having standards? What’s so wrong about coming into the country legally? What’s so wrong about becoming a part of the melting pot and the fabric of America? Why is this an issue?

Because when you say to me that you want open borders, you are telling me that there is something wrong with how we do things. What’s so wrong about that? What’s so wrong about a border? What’s so wrong about a standard? What’s so wrong about values? What’s so wrong about saying ‘this is how we do things, and the first test is seeing if you know how to follow the rules.’”

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