Dozens call for reform during immigration march in Orlando

Dozens call for reform during immigration march in Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A group of three dozen or so marchers descended on Downtown Orlando on Thursday, as they began a journey to Washington D.C. for the inauguration.  The group represents several different organizations. 

Once they arrived in Downtown Orlando, the group headed for Senator Marco Rubio's office. After marching upstairs, they were greeted by a speaker phone, and someone inside trying to help.

With a documentary filmmaker looking on, two members of the group did get a chance to meet with the Orlando Director in Rubio's office. I was told by the senator's press office that they had a constructive dialogue. 

Outside the group chanted, in Spanish, "Rubio listen. We are in the struggle." When asked if he was disappointed in the police presence and the response from Rubio's office, participant Allen Avendano said, "I think they need to hear us out. They can't ignore us forever, like they have for lifetimes already."

Event organizer Daniel Barreja said there is not a constructive way for people living south of the United States to get into the country, and if the actions of illegal immigrants are criminal, that is OK with him.

"When it's feed your family or find some kind of documentation that it takes to get in, you are going to feed your family. You're not going to take no for an answer."

The group plans a combination ride and walk all the way to Washington. You can follow their progress here.

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