We set out to defend the proper rights of immigrants everywhere and we definitely achieved that. We will continue to fight for the cause to show the significance that this bill has on the people.
We would lose everything that we have worked for so hard. There are people now completing the payments for their houses, their cars. They would be left with nothing.
We will continue pushing until they give us papers to work in this country legally. We'll continue pushing so that we don't have to continue paying thousands of dollars to come into this country, risking our lives and facing so many dangers to cross the border, just so that we can work.
We can change the minds of people in Washington and convince them that immigrants have an important role in America.
The African-American community was able to unite itself during the civil rights movement, and look at all the progress they made. As a Latino community, we need to follow that same path of unity and organization. If we don't show our strength in numbers, we will continue to be treated the same.
The government is trying to make it more difficult for us to cross the border, but they need to understand when we cross to this side it's not to affect anyone badly. In reality we are the ones helping, helping through jobs in agriculture that no one else will do, and now in construction.
Unfortunately, we have not come to an agreement with the other organizations. Ideally, we don't want to be divided, but that's what we did. Hopefully, we'll set one place so we can have a great impact the way other states have done.
The response was excellent. We expected no more than 30,000. People are tired of being afraid.