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People Travel to Washington to March for Immigration Reform

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Close to 100,000 people are expected to march in the nation's capital Wednesday in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

 Tuesday, busloads from all across Michigan including Lansing were packed with supporters ready to head to Washington and speak with legislators about why they need to pass a bill and quick.

 

"They've been here, they support our economy and there is just no way for them to become citizens right now," said Ann Francis Action Greater Lansing Member.

 

But some feel they should be, so roughly 50 people from all across Mid-Michigan will get on a bus and head to the Nation's capital.

In an effort to join thousands in a march to support citizenship rights for the 11 million undocumented immigrants across the country.

 

"It's good for them, it's good for the United States of America,

We know it's the right thing to do, that's why we want to go and be part of it," said Civil Rights For Immigrants Coordinator Maximo Anguiano.

 

Maximo Anguiano will be on that bus and says most immigrants are only looking for work to feed their families.

 

President Obama had this to say about Immigration Reform, "For us to affirm that even as we are a nation of laws, we are a nation of immigrants and people are simply looking for a better life in this country and I think that's important."

 

President Obama has acknowledged the work done so far by the gang of 8 Senators they got together to draft a bill on immigration reform, among those on board Arizona Senator John Mccain.

 

"We will be able to say that we will have a degree of border security that would allow people to move forward to path of citizenship, which will not be a short path," Senator Mccain said.

 

And those getting on the bus to march in Washington D.C understand comprehensive immigration reform won't be easy, but they say they only want what's fair.

 

"They're going to have to pay fines too, so it's not going to be given to them, they're going to have to earn their path to citizenship," Anguiano said.

 

But it's a path Anguiano says they should have the right to travel.

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