Wichita protesters unite above Kellogg to protest immigration

WICHITA, Kansas – Protesters across the nation, including Wichita, are getting involved in the national fight over immigration.

Protesters across the nation are demanding stronger action to secure America’s borders, due to the influx of immigrants coming from Central America.

Close to 10 people in Wichita gathered on the pedestrian bridge over Kellogg just west of Hillside.

The protesters used signs, as well as their voices, to express their displeasure over the immigration issues.

“We’ve got to have borders and the Federal Government, their main purpose, the President’s main purpose is for the protection of this country and he’s not doing it,” said Curtis Douglass who came down from Newton for the protest.

Douglass said he has never protested before, but felt compelled to voice his frustrations.

On the other side of the spectrum, a Wichita group on the opposite side of the immigration issue.

The Sunflower Action Group said on their website that “immigrants make important contributions to vibrant communities and a growing Kansas economy.”

Tensions between both political parties have been at a boiling point as of late over the immigration issue, with President Obama asking congress for $3.7 billion to help contain the issue.

Graph documenting changes in # of illegal aliens apprehended over time. Courtesy: CBP.gov
Graph documenting changes in # of illegal aliens apprehended over time. Courtesy: CBP.gov

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