The immigrant community in West Michigan is tired of living in fear of deportation. That’s why about 1,000 people marched in downtown Grand Rapids today.
The marchers want to be able to drive to work or drop their kids off at school without fear of not returning home to their families.
Erika Telez, one of the marchers, says the protest is about asking for basic American rights.
“We are asking for thing that are simple, like permanent protection, respect and dignity for all immigrant families,” Telez said.