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Protesters rally for immigration reform at the federal courthouse, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Phoenix. College students, parents, grandparents and young children were among an estimated 3,000 people who marched through downtown Phoenix Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to kick-start stalled immigration reform efforts in Washington. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans)

PHOENIX -- An estimated 3,000 people who want to see Congress pass a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws marched through downtown Phoenix Saturday.

The marchers wearing red shirts were led by drummers and carried flags and banners as they chanted "Si, se Puede!" and "Yes, we can." They carried signs calling for respect and rallied at the federal courthouse at the end of the miles-long march.

The march was one of 150 planned across the nation Saturday groups that support immigrants, including events in Tucson and Yuma. Phoenix police initially reported no problems.

A handful of people opposed to immigration reform gathered across from the federal courthouse.

An immigration reform plan pushed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers has passed the Senate but has been stalled in the House.

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