Thousands March For Immigration Reform In Dallas

By Ray Villeda
|  Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:37 PM CDT
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Thousands walk the streets of Downtown Dallas on Cinco de Mayo, demanding citizenship and rights for undocumented immigrants.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

Thousands walk the streets of Downtown Dallas on Cinco de Mayo, demanding citizenship and rights for undocumented immigrants.

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About 5000 people marched for immigration reform in Downtown Dallas Sunday.

The procession started at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and ended at Dallas City Hall, where a Cinco De Mayo celebration took place.

As they marched, they chanted: "El pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido!"  In English, that translates to "People united will never be defeated!"

The immigration march was organized by attorney and former State Representative Domingo Garcia.

Many of the younger marchers want The Dream Act passed. It essentially would have provided legal status to those between the ages of 16 and 31 if they graduated high school or college or were currently in school.

"I want for humans to be classified illegal to stop," said Cassandra Guerra of Dallas. "We are humans not illegal aliens. We should judge people by the things they do, their character not if they own a birth certificate or not."

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