Immigration activists chose Camino Capistrano to hold a demonstration in protest of deportations today near Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Meanwhile, those who support a stronger stance on illegal immigration held a counter-protest of their own.
"San Juan Capistrano residents are constantly in fear of being harassed and discriminated against by the Border Patrol in which low-risk community members are being deported," said Ana Karen Rosal, one of the coordinators of the demonstration.
The Obama administration and congress have failed to find a solution to our broken immigration system, she said. The result is 2 million deportations.
"Therefore, we are pushing Obama to stop all deportations and use his executive power to expand deferred action to all, Rosal said.
A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 tonight at Camino Capistrano and La Zanja.