Immigration policy brings protest, counter-protest to square

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About 70 protesters, most carrying signs and wearing white in solidarity with immigrants, gathered outside the Hood County courthouse Saturday morning to denounce President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that has separated children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. The rally was in conjunction with more than 700 “Families Belong Together” protests in Washington, D.C. and other cities across the nation. A handful of people who support Trump’s hard-line stance stood at a distance chanting “Build a wall” in response to rally participants’ chants of “Love trumps hate.” Some protesters and counter-protesters engaged in civil but passionate debate about the hot-button issue of immigration.