Idaho is not a border state with Mexico, in fact it's a 16-hour drive from the closest border crossing station.
 
But one Rexburg citizen still felt the need to join the rest of the country in raising awareness on the issue of immigrant's and their families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
"There was nothing at all in eastern Idaho, so I ended up texting and messaging a few friends and that just didn't seem right, seemed like we should have something," said event organizer Annalisa Wiggins.
 
Unlike the protesters around the United States speaking up against the issue, Wiggins decided to hold a more communal event in Porter Park, to show support, and to show that everyone can come together in the name of family.
 
But just because there wasn't any marching, doesn't mean there wasn't passion for the issue. Two people from San Francisco on vacation in Wyoming heard about the event, and drove all the way to Rexburg for that reason only.
 
"We felt so moved to try and do something that this was one of the things that we decided to do to have an effect."
 
So people from eastern Idaho, and San Francisco, gathered for music, arts and crafts, and signing petitions for members of congress, all to raise awareness and build a greater sense of community.
 
"I have young children, and it's really distressing to me to think about that happening to them, to not be able to help them, to comfort them, and not know where they are," said Wiggins.
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