An immigration rally in Tulsa gets the green light. Tulsa's American Dream Coalition says they'll hold the rally on Monday afternoon.
Hispanic leaders held a news conference Thursday morning announcing plans for the rally at the Tulsa City Hall plaza downtown. The American Dream Coalition says the gathering will encourage fair immigration laws. It's in conjunction with other events planned across the United States.
Organizers say they have all the city permits neccessary and hope to attract close to 5,000 people.
Rev. Victor Orta wants all immigrants to participate in the rally not just Hispanics. He also expects opposition groups to attend. "This is America. There are some that will not be favorable to one thing or another. So, it is going to intensify."
Leaders also addressed rumors that immigration teams were driving around pulling over Tulsa Hispanics. Rev. Orta checked with city and county officials and says the rumor is false.