BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -18-year-old Nelly, traveled from Dothan, Al to Birmingham to fight for her parents.
“Day by day, when my parents leave, it’s just horrible to think that they might not return,” said Nelly.
Her parents don’t have a driver license. She worries each day when she leaves for work that she may come home and they aren’t there.
Nelly made the trip to join hundreds at Arthur Shores Park in Birmingham Saturday to rally for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
The rally was part of the National Day of Dignity and Respect. Those in Birmingham joined over 100 cities and more than 40 states to bring attention to the issue. The effort will conclude on October 8th with a rally in Washington D.C.