Demonstrations are planned across the country Saturday. They’re meant to show solidarity and support for families and children affected by recent immigration policy at the southern border.
The stories of families who have been separated during their immigration journey hit especially close to the heart of Elgin resident Jose Alfonso Villalobos.
“When I was young, back in the 80’s, my mother was taken by immigration from us in the middle of the day,” Villalobos said.
Villalobos says his mother was sent alone back across the southern border.