BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) About 20 protestors gathered to voice their concerns about federal immigration policies Saturday, July 19 along U.S. Highway 280 in North Shelby County.
The group is with Make Them Listen, an organization that began in California in October of 2013.
“It’s really about being responsible,” said Deanna Frankowski..
Since October nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children have been picked up at the border.
Frankowski said The Make Them Listen protests were planned months before the border surge, but each honk of a horn as they stood along the highway holding signs shows many more people are paying attention and agree with them on the issue.
“Once you close the border, then you can deal with the law, deal with given illegal aliens their citizenship, which we don’t believe should be done through amnesty. We believe it should be done through the normal channels. Maybe give them a little bit of a break if they’ve been here for years, and they have a job and they are established in their communities,” said Frankowski.
Saturday’s protest was one of 400 across the U.S.