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People gather for immigration rallies in central Nebraska

(NTV News)

Immigration is a hot topic around the country, and even close to home in Kearney.

Around 100 people gathered in Harmon Park to speak out for families being separated at the border.

Kearney Indivisible brought people together for the event, called Families Belong Together.

Young children to the elderly held signs saying things like "I really do care, do you?", "Children are not a bargaining chip", and "Hate has no home here."

One woman said they just want to share their concerns.

"These are not criminals. For the most part, these are people seeking asylum. They're worried for their lives and it is wrong to have them come here and be imprisoned by us. I mean to me, this is just not what this country is about," said Kit Alff, chair of the Buffalo County Democrats.

Governor Pete Ricketts said in a tweet that immigration reform is needed so people can come to the U.S. legally.

More information on upcoming rallies can be found on the Kearney Indivisible Facebook Group.

In Grand Island, people came out to Second Street, rallying to support immigrant families that have been separated.

People lined up with posters and signs right in front of the office of Congressman Adrian Smith.

People in Lexington were also out rallying on Sunday afternoon.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop separating families on Wednesday - but initially gave few details on when the thousands of children who have already been separated will be reunited with their parents.

The administration released some details Saturday night but it still remains unclear who will take responsibility for reuniting parents with their children.

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