Immigration reform march brings thousands to Las Vegas
Immigration reform march on Fremont StreetPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Thousands of people took to Fremont Street Sunday afternoon with the goal of letting their voices be heard on immigration reform.
The desire to see undocumented immigrants as citizens of the U.S. stems for one, from the separation of families that occurs when parents are deported and leave behind children born this side of the border. An issue that affects many in the crowd.
While an estimated 2,000 people marched and chanted for reform, Las Vegas police stood by to help control the crowd and safely get them to the Lloyd D. George federal courthouse where the march ended.
Organizers said while this was a successful event, they still have to convince lawmakers to pass immigration reform.
"One that we're still trying to get support from is Mark Amodei. He's still undecided, so we're hoping once he sees the response of the people, all working for the same cause, and that this is very important for us, we hope he will decide to support as well," said Carlos Silva who organized the event.
Organizers say their work is not done. They are planning marches in Los Angeles, Reno and Sacramento, and sending a convoy to Washington, D.C.