ICE rally in Champaign-Urbana

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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ill. (WAND) -- With protest after protest, Champaign-Urbana could potentially become a sanctuary city.

Community members gathered in front of Champaign County Courthouse from 12-1 p.m. in hopes of stopping the separation of families.

"I'm very disappointed in how we got a place where we don't see each other as people. I was once a so-called illegal," said Joe Omo'osagie.

But one community member who showed up at the protest said otherwise.

"How about equal enforcement of the law?" said Morgan Tapley.

Another member said laws are important, but that does not mean that these people are criminals.

"These are not criminals, these are husbands and wives of hard-working members of our community. People have lived here 5,6,7,8 or 10 years. They go to work everyday and they support their families. These are not people, why are they coming after these people?"

Immigration policies continue to be a worldwide issue and the conversation is much-needed.

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