Civil rights icon Rep John Lewis joins protest.

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Washington DC - Hours before president Trump signed his executive order to stop separating children from their parents arrested at the US Mexico border, about 200 demonstrators gathered on the grounds of the US Capitol demanding the immediate release and stop separating families. Congressman John Lewis addressed the crowd saying that regardless of background and ethnicity. He says that America should be a proud member of it's global family. Lewis says, " It does not matter if you're black or white, Latino, Asian American or native American, we're one people, we're one family, we all live in the same house, not just American house but the world's house."

Hours later, under tremendous pressure from all sides, president signature put an end to the separation of families but insist that his "Zero Tolerance" policy on illegal immigration will still be enforced.

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