LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A group of grandmothers made a stop in Louisville on Thursday to protest the separation of children and families at the U.S./Mexico border.

The caravan is making a 2,000-mile journey. The grandmas started in New York and are en route to McAllen, Texas.

In Louisville, they stopped for a rally in front of the Muhammad Ali Center

"I think grandmothers are nurturing beings," said Emma Borders, one of the protesters. "They are wise, and so somebody has to do it, and we're going to try.

"We won't tolerate this. This is a country that has always been open to immigrants. I mean, we're all immigrants."

The group is calling for the immediate reunion of children with their families and an end to family detention.

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