Locals march for immigration rights

Locals march for Immigrant Rights

YAKIMA, Wash.- Dozens gathered in downtown Yakima to march for immigration rights.

Yakima Valley College students, and Reverend Robert Trimble helped plan Yakima's first Dreamers March.

The community started at the Central Lutheran Church and marched down Yakima Ave. to the Millennium Plaza, where speakers then shared there experiences and goals of what they say needs to been done for Dreamers, DACA recipients, and the Dream Act.

"I consider Yakima to be a very conservative city. It's important that we educate our community and we unite at events like this, to inform each other on what's going on with legislation," said Rocío Carrión, Executive Director and Co-Founder of I Am Empowerment LLC.

Marchers there say the theme of the peace walk was about unity, not being afraid, and taking a stand for undocumented immigrants.

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