May 1 brings march for immigration reform to Spokane

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by MIKE GONZALEZ & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 11:50 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A student group from Eastern Washington University was planning a peaceful march for immigration reform on Thursday.    

The group’s organizer, Jackie Vaughn, said her main goal was to bring awareness peacefully to something that affects eleven million people in the United States. 

Vaughn said the march for comprehensive reform was about spreading the message that illegal immigrants come to the U.S. from all across the world, not just Mexico.

May 1 was becoming a day across the country for people to bring the issue to light. People worry violence will happen during the marches.

The march in Spokane was set to start at the Riverfront Park fountain at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Vaughn said they would urge Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to take action.

There were set to be two Spokane police sergeants in charge of security. Uniformed police officers would cover the whole route.

 

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