Para La Familia: Protestors for Immigration Reform March Downtown

Tuesday morning 25 organizations from around the city converged on downtown Houston to speak in one voice about the need for immigration reform here in the United States.

Carrying banners and homemade signs, they marched down Smith Street, passionately chanting and spreading a simple message: Now is the time for streamlined immigration reform so that aspiring Americans can earn reasonable wages and stop living in fear.

This wasn't a march full of politically savvy young adults: These were families marching together, mothers pushing strollers, kids skipping down the sidewalk and older folks hoping for a better tomorrow for their families.

Hair Balls caught up with the march outside the Mickey Leland Federal Building, home to the Houston office of Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the posters and chants were directed specifically toward Cruz, who's not the biggest fan of allowing illegal immigrants to have a path to citizenship.

We snapped some photos of the excited masses who had gathered around the federal building. Take a look at the faces of those fighting for immigration reform.

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