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Immigration Reform March In Miami: Thousands Rally For Clear Path To Citizenship (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

04/07/2013 09:18 am ET | Updated Apr 07, 2013

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Saturday thousands marched through Miami's Little Havana neighborhood and Downtown, imploring Congress to pass immigration reform with a real and inclusive path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans.

Protesters held signs with "Marco Rubio Say Yes" and "Marco Rubio, Keep Families Together" directed at the Cuban-American Senator whose immigration platform is seen in opposition with the wishes of the Latin base in his hometown of Miami.

See photos from the protest below.

"There so many people out there who have so many needs and so many challenges,” one marcher told NBC6. “A simple thing like having a driver’s license or having a Social Security number prohibits them from just doing the best they can in this country.”

These residents, if they can get to be permanent residents or citizens, they can take better jobs, they can buy houses, they can contribute more,” Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said at the rally that ended at Bayfront Park.

The march, in which the city's Haitians, Central Americans, Mexicans, Cubans, Asians rallied together, was the biggest pro-immigration reform rally in Miami since a series of rallies and demonstrations in 2006, reports the Miami Herald.

Wednesday a much larger immigration reform rally will take place at the capitol to urge lawmakers to address the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Miami March For Immigration Reform

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