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Protestors demonstrate for immigration reform in Kalamazoo

Demonstration held at KVCC's downtown Campus.
Demonstration held at KVCC's downtown Campus.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- With thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at U.S. borders and democrats and republicans sharply split over the issue of Immigration reform, demonstrations were held all over the U.S. this weekend, urging President Obama to take executive action to prevent deportations.

One of those rallies was held in downtown Kalamazoo Saturday at the KVCC Campus on Rose St.

Celeste Salvador, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient.told the demonstrators, “The toll the immigration system takes on children is bad enough, but when you realize it’s a system no one wants, it makes it all the more maddening. The President must understand that a family being broken up by political gamesmanship is just wrong. The deportations need to stop now and he can stop them.”

House leadership in Washington have declared the issue dead for now, at least until after the election.

Similar events were held in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.