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Jacksonville residents join in national illegal immigration protest

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People in Jacksonville joined in on the two-day nationwide protest against illegal immigration.

Organizer, Cindy Sallis, says seeing the latest news about child immigrants being shipped to shelters after crossing the U.S. border illegally, is the latest action by the government that has her concerned.

"We're all upset about the exact same things. We're upset about the Marine Sergeant that's been abandoned by the president in Mexico in a prison. We're all upset about an open border. We're all upset about potential blanket amnesty, even for Jihadist, even for known self professed MS 13 game members and shipping some of them specifically to Chicago and places like that," said Sallis.

Sallis says she got the idea to organize a protest in Jacksonville after seeing the call for protest on Facebook.                                                      

About a dozen people joined Sallis on the intersection of Western and Marine Boulevard with signs and flags.

Retired teacher, Elizabeth Berg joined the protest because she says something has to been done when laws are broken.

“There's a lot of unknowns here, but the biggest thing is that there is a law that states that no one should come across our border, that's illegal. It breaks the law and there should right there be a stop," said Berg.

The protest lasted about three hours.

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