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UPDATE: Rally at capitol aims at immigration policies

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Around 60 people participated in a rally at the capitol Thursday, protesting the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, which separates families entering the United States illegally.

They call it unjustified separation of children and their families.

"Most of our ancestors came here either seeking a better life or seeking asylum and safe refuge," said rally co-organizer Debra Yost.  "And people are coming for that same reason from Central America, South America, Mexico and so forth.  And they're being just grabbed and put in cages and all called criminals."

Demonstrators also challenge the legality of the policy.

"Some of the naturalized citizens are being looked up and possibly sent back," Yost said.  "And the people seeking asylum are being denied their rights—their natural God–given rights of a husband and a wife and their children to stay together."

Of course, not everyone in Lincoln shares that stance.

"As a Latino–American—I'm actually from Lima, Peru, South America—I believe that the immigration process has to be done legally and in the correct way," said Lancaster County Republican Party Chairman J.P. Sabby

He said their organization supports legal immigration.  He said the federal immigration process has its own rules and regulations and said he believes they're following the letter of the law.

"This is the way that Attorney–General Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security are choosing to work in that capacity," he said.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering a proposal that would allow children to be detained alongside their parents.

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There was a rally in Lincoln Thursday afternoon concerning immigration policies.

It took place at the state capitol.

Dozens of people were there. Along with speakers.

Their concern echoes other rallies across the country Thursday.  They're against the separation of children from their families along the U.S. border and other points of entry.

"Some of the naturalized citizens are being looked up and possibly sent back," said co-organizer Deborah Yost.  "And the people seeking asylum are being denied their rights—their natural God–given rights of a husband and a wife and their children to stay together."

Those at the rally said they want people to call their congressmen and change the immigration policy.

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