GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Grand Rapids to march for immigration reform Saturday.
Protestors gathered at Lincoln Park and headed to the Kent County GOP office to deliver a message about immigration reform.
"We know that we are close to immigration reform and there are just a few hold outs so to speak, we need to move this forward," said Joyce Annhertzig.
With signs, drums and a loudspeaker they marched to the Kent County GOP building hoping to voice their opinion on immigration law.
"I just want families to stay together and not separate anymore because I know families suffer a lot. We want to see that and we want to see a change," said Mayra.
When they arrived at the building, they were asked to leave, but before leaving, they circled up to sing a song.
Protestors say they hope if anything comes from their action, it's that it sparks conversation about immigration reform.
"To question if they indeed line up with our values, right now, our immigration system doesn't but we have the opportunity to make it so it does," said Jordan Bruxvort.
Protestors said they want the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country to be granted citizenship and for Congress to finalize and pass an immigration reform bill.
24 Hour News 8 spoke with the chairman of the Kent County GOP. He said their office supports the current legal immigration path to citizenship and does not believe that undocumented immigrants who come to the country illegally should be granted citizenship.
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