'"Today We March,Tomorrow We Vote!"'
From Lincoln, Nebraska and Bloomington, IL, to Jonesboro, TN and Tyler, TX to Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C. and dozens of more cities and towns across America, pro-immigrants rights advocates ruled the day, officially called, A National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice.
The rallies, whose mood was largely festive rather than angry, were the latest in recent weeks in response to a bill passed in the House that would speed up deportations, tighten border security and criminalize illegal immigrants. A proposal that would have granted citizenship to the vast majority of illegal immigrants collapsed in the Senate last week.
...the millions of immigrants who have quietly poured into this country over the past 16 years, most of them Hispanic, may be emerging as a potent political force.
Over and over again, construction workers, cooks, gardeners, sales associates and students who said they had never demonstrated before said they were rallying to send a message to the nation's lawmakers.
The best news is politicians and lawmakers may be willing to listen.
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