Solidarity march held to support undocumented immigrants
Immigrants from many countries united for a solidarity march in the Bronx Saturday.
The march was organized by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. It started in Mott Haven and ended in East Harlem, with marchers making sure their presence was known with noisemakers and chants.
Dozens of undocumented immigrants from the Mercy Center on East 145th Street, which has been around for more than 25 years, participated in the march.
The organization helps immigrants know their rights and become citizens by offering services to make the process easier.
Organizers say the goal of the march is to prove that the United States is a country of immigrants and New York City is a city of acceptance.
They say without immigrants, New York City would shut down.