Oct. 5th Immigration March in Minnesota.

Oct. 5th Immigration March in Minnesota.

Photos: National Day for Dignity and Respect puts immigration in the spotlight

Immigrants and supporters marched, rallied and held events Saturday in support of the “National Day for Dignity and Respect,” a day aimed at putting immigration reform back in the spotlight.

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.

Oct. 5th Immigration March in Minnesota.

Oct. 5th Immigration March in Minnesota.

St. Louis held an Interfaith Pilgrimage for Immigration Reform.

Photo Credit: Phillip Deitch

St. Louis. (Photo Credit: Phillip Deitch)

It was cloudy in Plymouth, Ind. but more than 200 people gathered to rally and march.

(Luna Photography)

Plymouth (Luna Photography)

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.

Winston Salem

Winston Salem

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.

Reno, Nevada.

Reno, Nevada.

Immigration rally in Houston, Tex.:

Houston, Tex.

Houston, Tex.

In San Antonio, Tex., supporters gatered in Rosedale Park.

San Antonio, Tex.

San Antonio, Tex.

Organizers estimated more than 600 people in Denver, Co. The group was supporting immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

Immigration rally Denver

Denver, Co.

Kansas City, Mo. held a  “community potluck,” where members shared a meal together and learned a unique salsa recipe.

Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo.

Mi Familia Vota organized numerous marches and rallies in different states. In Arizona, the organization gatheres hundreds to march in support of immigrartion reform.

Arizona

Arizona

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.

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