Immigrant rights supporters from around the country are rallying for immigration reform on the National Mall.
People are waving American flags and holding signs with slogans in English and Spanish such as "Legalization yes, deportation no." About half an hour after the rally's scheduled 2 p.m. start, an area of about four square blocks on the mall was filled with people.
Organizers say tens of thousands of people have traveled from around the country for the march, which is sponsored by dozens of community, labor and faith groups.
Activists have been frustrated that they've had to wait for reform, despite President Barack Obama's assurances that he remains committed to changing immigration laws. They hope Sunday's march will re-energize the legislative effort.
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