Hundreds gather to defend rights of immigrants, refugees

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AURORA, Colo. -- Hundreds braved cold weather for a rally in support of immigrants and refugees on Friday. The event came days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

People in 50 cities across the country came together in support of the national day of action.

The rally took place at Fletcher Plaza and called for preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the country.

The groups say they will stand in the way of deportations and racial profiling.