Organizers confirmed thousands in more than 180 cities across the nation.
The events centered on opposition to militarization of borders, support for an immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship and an end to deportations and the division of families through deportations.
Below are pictures NBC Latino obtained from supporters:
In Minnesota, hundreds came out to march Saturday.
St. Louis held an Interfaith Pilgrimage for Immigration Reform.
— La Coalición (@la_coalicion) October 6, 2013
It was cloudy in Plymouth, Ind. but more than 200 people gathered to rally and march.
In North Carolina, several payer vigils were held. In Winston Salem, 49 people attended, in Forest City 109 people attended, in Greensboro 58 people attended and in Durham 200 people attended the prayer vigil.
Over 200 people marched in Reno, Nev. Two U.S. Citizen were arrested for “non-violently blocking traffic to take a stand for immigrants and for their contributions to this country,” the organizers said. The two wemen have already been released.
— SEIU (@SEIU) October 5, 2013
Immigration rally in Houston, Tex.:
In San Antonio, Tex., supporters gatered in Rosedale Park.
Organizers estimated more than 600 people in Denver, Co. The group was supporting immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
Kansas City, Mo. held a “community potluck,” where members shared a meal together and learned a unique salsa recipe.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 5, 2013
Mi Familia Vota organized numerous marches and rallies in different states. In Arizona, the organization gatheres hundreds to march in support of immigrartion reform.
In additions to the events held on Saturday, a rally in support of immigration reform witll take place on October 8th in Washington D.C.
“The next few weeks will determine if we see the leaders in Congress allow a vote and allow us to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We are at this moment because the community is united behind three principles: We must stop the deportations, we must stop the militarization of the border, and we must pass immigration reform,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said.