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Groups gather for ‘Defend DACA' rally and march

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 01:24:11-04

People took to the streets in downtown Tucson to defend DACA.

Community members and a number of immigrants rights groups like Scholarships A-Z and LUPE gathered to send a message that they are here to defend DACA recipients as changes were announced by the White House this week.
It's up to Congress to come up with some kind of solution to protect the roughly 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S.
Before the march, one of the organizers say the hope Tucson becomes a sanctuary city. At the federal level, more comprehensive immigration reform for the undocumented immigrants in the county.
A Tucson Police officer told KGUN9 at one point there were about 500 people in attendance.
They started their rally at De Anza Park and will eventually end up at Tucson city hall.
The group are holding signs that say things like 'make immigrants and refugees welcome here'.
A number of Tucson police officers walking are alongside the marchers to both protect the marchers and people on the road.
Officers told KGUN9 work closely with groups when they have these rallies to ensure the safety of everyone.