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.