KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Protests in Kansas City, Mo., about the immigration crisis at the U.S. Border along Mexico were part of several protests in cities across the country.
The protestors stood peacefully in front of the Homeland Security office in downtown Kansas City with signs. They are part of a group called Take Back America. It's a movement that started on Facebook.
Protestors said they want legal immigration, and they want Homeland Security to secure U.S. borders.
Angela Doty, Take Back America KC spokesperson, said 300,000 people have crossed illegally into the United States from South America since October.
"Once the children get up here, their family will soon follow, so it's not just about the children. It's about the gangs coming in, the diseases that they might bring that we have been eradicated in the United States for a long time, and terrorists could come," said Doty.
Border patrol agents said the number of children crossing into the United States this week has slowed to 500. Government numbers show 97,000 people have crossed illegally into the U.S. including 57,000 children.
Take Back America is hoping the national protests will convince Congress and Homeland Security to secure the country's borders.