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Jul 19, 2014 6:24 PM by Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS

Protesters Took to The I-37 Overpass To Speak Out On Immigration

CORPUS CHRISTI - People who are not happy about the border crisis are letting their voices be heard today. They're calling for a national day of protest against immigration reform amnesty.

All of this comes as lawmakers in Washington argue over President Obama's nearly $4-billion dollar request to deal with the thousands who are here and those who are still coming.

If you drove on 1-37 coming into Corpus Christi today, you probably noticed the dozens of people waving flags and holding signs, saying they're not happy about how we're dealing with the border crisis.

Dozens of people took to the overpass on I-37 today, showing up to say they don't want any more undocumented immigrants crossing into the US.

"There should be no amnesty, no immigration reform and no compromise," said protestor Wanda Gray. "We should close our borders, and keep them secure."

However, some of the protesters out there today had a different message for the undocumented.

"No, we welcome these children," said protester Chris Phelan. "We want to help these children, and these refugees, and they're human beings just like us."

But, whether anyone driving by got the message or not, demonstrators on both sides hope that drivers took a moment to think about their country's direction.

"We're making a difference," said protestor Donna McClure. "Because, any time you stand up for what you believe in, you make a difference."

This is just one of over three-hundred protest held across the nation today.


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