LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The immigration debate has taken over sidewalks in downtown Louisville.

Local immigrant advocacy groups gathered Thursday across from ICE headquarters on Seventh Street to oppose the separation of families on the U.S/Mexico border, even though President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop the separation of parents and their children.

"We wanted to make sure we say what we see is unacceptable," said Rev. Mamie Broadhurst with the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice. "And even with an executive order that says we'll warehouse and jail people together, it's not enough. It's just a different form of evil."

Hundreds of people took part in the protest, carrying signs and taking to microphones. Letters were taped to the buildings entrance, condemning the practice.

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