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Anti-immigration protesters rally on I-75 overpass

The immigration crisis at the border between the United States and Mexico continues to cause contentions.

Overpasses for America is one group protesting border reform and who want tighter border security.

In Macon, members of the group gathered on the Emery Greene Memorial Bridge that overlooks I-75 at Riverside Drive.

Syndey Bond, a protester on the bridge, said that the U.S. has the ability to reform immigration but that it has to start with border security.

Bond said, "We sent a man to the Moon. We've got the technology. We can secure our borders. Stop them at the borders then do it the fair way. Let them stop it at the borders and do it the right way."

Earlier this week, Governor Nathan Deal was shocked to learn that unaccompanied minors in the U.S. have been sent to Georgia. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said that his city and the state of Georgia should welcome them.

Governor Nathan Deal met with Latino leaders to discuss where the children are staying in our state and said he was glad to learn that they are staying with family and not in tax-payer funded housing.

Gov. Deal sent a letter to President Obama criticizing what he says is the Obama Administration's failure to notify states that the minors were coming.

Bond says Overpasses for America is a national organization that has been around for two years.


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