Over 1,000 people lined the streets of Postville Sunday and made a call for immigration reform — although the exact look of such reform varied by group and individual.
The vast majority of those who traveled to Postville for the reform rally and march through town believed there should be no more raids.
A handful of the immigrants who attended wore clothing that showed pride for their Mexican heritage.
Vic Rosenthal, executive director of Jewish Community Action, addressed the marchers when they arrived back at St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church in Postville.
Those who did not share the organizer's view of immigration reform spread out along a downtown city block so their signs could be seen.
While counter-demonstrators on the opposite side of the road chanted "build that fence," this young hispanic man walked by with his own message.
Most of those demonstrating and marching today in Postville were not town residents. In fact, many locals set up lawn chairs or blankets in their front lawn for relaxing while watching the events unfold.
Counter-demonstrators minced few words during the day. While the organizing group sang in St. Bridget's Church, the counter-demonstrators chanted "go home."
Several of the children who marched for immigration reform were separated from one or more of their parents during the May 12 federal immigration raid at Agriprocessors.
This sailor's sign left little room for confusion.
In order to keep the two groups separate, the marchers from St. Bridget's were directed to be on the sidewalk on one side of the road and the counter-demonstrators to stay on the sidewalk on the other side. Pushed into this smaller space, it took nearly 30 minutes for the marchers to pass through downtown.
This group, which gathered for most of the day in downtown Postville, refused to take a side in the immigration debate. Instead, they told those walking by not to worry about their place in the world now, but to focus more on the afterlife.