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      Thousands march in support of immigration reform

      Nearly a thousand people gathered in San Juan to show support for immigration reform.

      We want to push Washington to come together, Democrats and Republicans to acknowledge the contributions of the immigrants in this country and some of them are undocumented, David Arizmendi, South Texas College professor said.

      The 10th annual Cesar Chavez March celebrates the civil rights activists birthday and contributions to the immigration movement.

      The march is organized by La Union de Pueblo Entero.

      But this year organizers want to push lawmakers to pass an immigration reform bill.

      The support in this community is fantastic because it touches everyone TMs lives, Arizmendi said.

      University of Texas Pan America student Eloy Gonzalez attended the march with fellow Mexican-American studies students.

      The Chicano movement started a long time ago and it seems like it is dying off and we don TMt want the struggle to die, Gonzalez said.

      Organizers say they hope the march encourages U.S. Senator John Cornyn to help pass the current immigration reform bill.

      The group wants a long-term solution to the immigration problem.