While crowds were more sparse this year than in 2006, when half a million people showed up, the Mega March 2017 in Dallas still sent a strong message of hope and determination from Texas’ proud immigrant communities.

Decked out in red, white, and blue, thousands of people from all walks of life peacefully marched Sunday afternoon from Dallas’ Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe to City Hall Plaza. The theme of this year’s Mega March is “Family, Unity, and Empowerment,” and it is a firm validation of immigrants’ rights in light of a presidential administration dead set on ripping families apart.


If recent events have you down, and you weren’t able to make the march, here are some images that will make you smile—and hopefully inspire you to keep on fighting.