Speech to Text for Hundreds Protest in Nationwide 'Families Belong Together' Rally in Medford
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states are calling for an end to the president's zero tolerance immigration policy. thank you for staying with us, i'm alicia rubin. and i'm emma balkenbush. medford held a families belong together rally as just one of the many happening across the country. newswatch 12's andryanna sheppard was at that rally this afternoon. she shows us how protesters are asking families to be reunited. [a7]families belong together rally-llpkg andryanna says: "at around 10:30 this morning, hundreds of people gathered here at vogel plaza in medford to protest family separation at the border, holding signs like 'we are all children of immigrants' and reunite families now- please, calling for an end to president trump's 'zero tolerance' policy." nats: 'not in our country, not in our name.' the nationwide march came to medford. donna says: "i really wish i didn't have to be here but i've enjoyed the freedoms and opportunities of this country for 61 years and i think for me it's time to speak. i can't sit in despair." medford's rally was just one of more than 600 planned across the country. nats: 'families together, families together.' they say they're protesting the trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration that previously separated children from their parents at united states southern border. graciela says: "it's just inhumane treatment of children and youth and i think we need to seriously look at what we're doing as a nation and decide if that's something we really want to be." one woman at the rally says she agrees the families shouldn't be separated. she says she doesn't find herself on the left or right side of the political spectrum when it comes to this issue. tish says: "they're not up here to keep the family together. they're up here for a better life. what does that better life look like? we know what our figure out how they are going to be successful and self-sufficient." president trump signed an executive order that stops the policy of separating children from their parents last week. but-- there is no word on when those families already separated will be reunited. andryanna says: "protests and rallies like these are happening across the united states. this is just one of many happening across the country. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch