March for Immigrants in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hundreds of people came together Wednesday for the annual Day Without Immigrants March.

Activists started the march at Garfield Park at Division and Burton avenues in Grand Rapids and finished up at Pinery Park in Wyoming.

The march is to raise awareness for immigrants in the United States.  The group focused on the issue of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.

“We start businesses at a higher rate than the average American, we commit crimes at a lower rate than average Americans but they won’t give us licenses so that’s what we’re here for,” said Sergio Cira-Reyes, an organizer. “We’re marching to celebrate our community, to bring people together, but also to urge our elected officials, state government, to give us licenses.”

The march is organized by Movimiento Cosecha GR.

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14 comments

  • Bud

    This is a terrible article.
    Let us be perfectly clear.
    Legal Immigrants have every right afforded to any other American citizen under the law.
    Illegal Aliens do not and should not.

  • Bud

    This is a terrible article.
    Let us be perfectly clear.
    Legal Immigrants have the same rights under the law as American citizens.
    Illegal Aliens do not and should not.

    • Hotshot 42

      Well, at least some; the rights that all people are entitled to. However I do believe insta-deportation.

  • Patricia Murphy

    Marching for immigrants to do what exactly, come into the country legally and the real citizens? If not that then what is the purpose for this? Are they marching for immigrants but talking about illegal aliens? Then what the purpose is who knows? Beyond Liberals seeking publicity that is.

  • Old Bob

    They should keep right marching until they get back to their country, the one they left behind to squat in ours.

  • steve

    Personally, I’m so damn sick and tired of hearing the illegals among demanding that they be treated like citizens. Illegals are just that ILLEGAL and they don’t have the right to be here, much less demand anything! Nothing. If they came through a POE properly, I have no problem with them. But the immigration invasion, started and facilitated by the liberal Democrats, has created a situation that may never be resolved peacefully.

  • Sillyoldme

    Interesting that May Day is not celebrated in this country. The United States of America celebrates Labor Day in September.
    Most Legal Working Citizens were working today. We did not have the day off to protest being illegal immigrants and the benefits it provides.

  • lml25

    An important topic related to this–that is not discussed by marchers–is INSURANCE!!!I was hit by a Mex driver(drunk) who had a license,but no insurance,Prosecutors told me,”That’s normal.”In the case I was involved in, I testified to have his license taken away.The court ruled against him.The prosecutor and I watched him drive down the street afterwards.

  • Steve

    I have absolutely NO problem with immigrants. Illegal immigrants I have a problem with. The media loves to get this wrong so they can mislead people.

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