Dozens of people rallied for immigration reform at the Jon Hunt Plaza in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center early Friday afternoon.
The plaza was full with folks calling for immediate improvements in U.S. immigration laws.
Reformers asked for common sense immigration changes that allow millions to keep their families together and a guide to becoming an American citizen.
They also demanded for a revised immigration bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.
Participants were calling to Jackie Walorski to support legislation for a bill that reflects one recently passed by the U.S. Senate.
Several advocates addressed the proposition.
“But by the grace of God you were born on this side of the border,” said immigration change advocate Felipe Merino. “If you were born south of the border and you saw your children day in and day out starving and you did not have any food to give them. Wouldn't you move heaven and earth to get across that artificial man made border so you can work day, night, first shift, second shift, third shift if necessary to put food on the table. I know I would!”
Members of the Northern Indiana Coalition for immigration reform sponsored the rally and want these changes.