An estimated 50,000 people are expected to march through downtown Los Angeles for immigration reform on Sunday, marking May Day.Reality check:
The march and rally aim for full legalization. Two marches are scheduled with one starting at noon and the other at 12:30 p.m.
The message participants want to relay is for the government to create a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented people already in the U.S.
There were American flags, union banners and vendors hawking treats such as ice cream and hot dogs wrapped in bacon.
But what was missing from this year's May Day march on a crystal-clear Sunday morning were the crowds.
By 10 a.m. only a few hundred immigrant rights and labor activists had gathered at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles to rally public support for legislation that would legalize the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.
"It's really sad," Luis Ortiz, an ice cream vendor who has been coming to the rallies for the last 15 years, said of the small turnout. "I've sold very little, almost nothing."