Last Sunday afternoon, over 3,000 people took to the streets in Dallas for a “mega march.”
This was a protest calling for a complete overhaul of the immigration system. From the travel ban to the increase in discrimination, protesters had a lot of qualms with how the current administration is handling things.
Attorney Domingo Garcia, one of the event’s organizers, told the Dallas News that there were a lot of American flags present at the march “because this is really about America’s values.”
This was the second immigration mega march. The first was in 2006. In these past 11 years things have changed quite a bit. Garcia told CBS that things are getting worse for immigrants.
“People that came with us last time are afraid… they are really afraid of showing up this time they are afraid of authority,” said Eduardo Murillo, to CBS.
While there were some opposing voices present on Sunday, the mega march was overall a peaceful one. No arrests were made.
I think its really interesting and positive that people are actively protesting these immigration issues. Obviously, when the travel ban first came out people took the streets in anger but I think its important to stay organized and not let these issues be forgotten.