Immigrant Rights Marches Scheduled Again for May Day
Massive immigrant rights demonstrators will take to the streets of our major cities again on May Day.
Where last year's marches took aim at federal legislation that would have made assisting illegal immigrants a felony, this year's May 1 march will call for a moratorium on workplace immigration raids that have occurred nationwide in recent months, organizers said.
Demonstrators also will demand that U.S. citizenship be opened to the country's estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants, an element in several competing proposals introduced this year in Congress.
Activists say this year could see even bigger turnouts.
"The difference this year is that we now have the infrastructure in place. People are easier to reach and they only have to ask: Where and what time?"
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