Over hundred people took part in an immigration rally in Denver, Colorado to urge President Obama to enact a comprehensive immigration reform law. Immigration reform activists organized the rally and several of them were arrested when they kneeled in front of the courthouse which is federal property. They were charged with an act of civil disobedience a misdemeanor.
The rally started at Denver’s Civic Center Park and ended at 19th and Stout where the downtown Federal Building is located. The concern of many rally organizers is families being split up when undocumented parents are deported back to their country. Their hope is that rally’s like theirs and many others being held around the country will force the President to make good on his promise to enact comprehensive immigration reform this year. Earlier this year President Obama acknowledged “I want to being work this year, and I want Democrats and Republicans to work with me because we’ve got to stay true to who we are, a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” Those statements were made during the White House’s Cinco de Mayo celebration since then no indication has been given that immigration reform will be addressed in 2010.