Tyler Women Vow Daily Immigration Reform Protest

Two Tyler women say their protest signs will become a familiar sight on the downtown square in Tyler.

Lisa Reamer and Heidi Rivera are protesting the planned reforms to illegal immigration policies, and are firmly against any plan to send illegal immigrants from Mexico back across the border. So until Congress passes a plan, they say they'll be on the downtown square each morning to keep the issue before East Texans.

"People are coming over from Mexico to avoid the oppression and the poverty and they want to build a better life for their families, and it's OK for us to do that for ourselves and go to Starbucks every day, but when people want to be allowed to work for their families, we're denying them that," Reamer says.

The women also say the U.S. should reform its welfare system to get more Americans back into the workforce as well.