Anti-Trump groups form in the Stateline

Published: Feb. 2, 2017 at 10:20 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The resistance against President Donald Trump is beginning to build here in Stateline as local groups are growing by the numbers protesting against Mr. Trump's agenda.

Among the several retired teachers, health workers and even one local pastor in attendance a meeting held Thursday night was an Afghanistan refugee who spoke about the difficulties of coming to America.

"I probably could travel but I'm kind of afraid, I'm a citizen now but I have a brother back home. I do not know if he will ever come here because of Trump. I fear for them for their lives because Afghanistan is still not safe. If their countries were in a good state they would not want to be in anyone else's country."

Four indivisible groups have now formed spreading throughout Rockford Freeport and Ogle County.

The indivisible groups are built on the values of inclusion, tolerance and fairness for all. Something many members say Trump's travel ban and wall along the southern border will not accomplish.

"I'm not worried about who pays for it as far as I'm concerned it's money well spent and I don't see that taking in millions of people who don't speak the language, have no marketable skills and will be on welfare that doesn't seem to me to be on the country's best interest," said Jane Carrell of the Northern Illinois Tea Party.

The goal of indivisible an action based group is to resist against Trump's agenda.

The Northern Illinois tea party started in 2010 it serves the towns of Roscoe Rockton and South Beloit.