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Crowd gathers at LaGuardia Airport to support children believed to be separated from families

Posted June 21, 2018 12:47 a.m. EDT

— Dozens gathered Wednesday night at LaGuardia Airport to support separated immigrant children.

Activists urged supporters via social media to come witness the arrival of children, whom they believed had been separated from their families, who were landing in New York. It was not immediately clear if those children had been separated from their families.

People gathered at the airport with signs in Spanish reading: "We love you" and "We are with you." CNN crews saw supporters lining the terminal, holding signs and showing messages of support.

The ACLU tweeted a video of supporters singing in the terminal.

Amid growing furor over the family separations, President Donald Trump reversed course and signed an executive order to keep parents and kids together on Wednesday. But the order has not changed anything in terms of putting families that have already been separated back together, a government official confirmed Wednesday.