Hundreds march in Grand Rapids for immigration rights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Several hundred people marched to downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday saying they were fighting for permanent protection for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Grand Rapids Police escorted the crowd from Roosevelt Park on southwest side, downtown to Calder Plaza.

The group behind the march, Movimiento Cosecha, has planned the marches across the nation today.

The city says 50 Grand Rapids police officers are being called into to assist with this event.  The event was peaceful, only blocking some Grand Rapids streets for a short time.

We'll have more on FOX 17 News starting at 4:00 p.m.

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10 comments

  • C

    “Up to 6,000” marchers turned out to be several hundred on what couldn’t have been a better day in terms of the weather. Laughable.

  • Old Bob

    Send them all of them back where they came from. They can march all they want there. Maybe they can take their bed bugs and roaches home with them.

    • Mr Potato Head

      I bet all the people marching were legal US Citizens. The illegals are too scared to wonder around in public.

  • Bud

    Undocumented Aliens have NO legal standing to demand ANYTHING. It doesn’t say much for their character when they break our laws to enter the country ILLEGALLY and then demand the same rights as those here LEGALLY.

    • C

      Although I’m not overly fond of the wording, Bud, go read the 14th Amendment. In short, yes they do have rights. Lots of them.

  • 2 A 4 Ever

    Anyone who didn’t come here through the proper Legal channels, to BECOME AN AMERICAN (i.e. Learn English, Pledge allegiance to the U.S. Flag .. wave it around not some other countries .. Learn and Understand the Constitution, what it means and what it provides us and be a productive member of OUR society) then you need to go back where you came from and get in Line.

  • Old Bob

    I voted for Trump because I thought he was going to deport all the Illegal aliens. I won’t be voting for him again.

  • candy

    im all for immigration to have rights as a US citizen, But how fair is it to allow undocumented toy and have rights that the ones that did the right and just way gets stepped on, I feel if you have been here long enh to get documentation then its your own fault, or your parents fault.. you should not receive any assistance after 6 months of being here and have your paperwork in process or completed… furthermore we all should be looking in the government to cut all the redtape/ delays/ and the cost of this to make it more obtainable. These people deserve to be here but under THe legal avenues.. and they should beable to attain it with out the cost being an issue for them. come on over but beprepared to take care of yourselves in 90 days, no more free everything, and learn our language, and respect the USA.