Faith leaders come together to protest immigration authorities coming to Bryan

Published: Jan. 22, 2018 at 5:56 PM CST
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More than 100 people joined religious leaders at a protest located right across the street from the Brazos County Courthouse and along Texas Avenue.

Protesters held signs that read "No ICE in Bryan" and "Stop Separating Families" to show support to the immigrants in the community.

Joseph Rodriguez, a resident of Bryan, said it was nice to see the community come together to show their support.

"We are out here protesting the fact that ICE was supposed to be here today, and we are here to support families, especially those DREAMERS and DACA recipients--it's great to see everyone here showing support," said Rodriguez.

Faith leaders like Dan De Leon, a Pastor at Friends Congregational Church, decided to come out to show their love for the community.

"We are all neighbors, we are all friends and family and to see all walks of life out here, supporting one another, it's just great," said De Leon.

As they stood on the sidewalks people honked which De Leon said made their protest that much more powerful.

"So many people out here and people driving by honking their horns, it's all positive--it's focusing on what's good and what's keeping us together, we need more of this," said De Leon.