Illegal immigrants and pro-immigrant groups are planning protests in 60 US cities tomorrow.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Pro-immigrant groups vow giant marches across the country on Monday demanding immigration reform and the legalization of nearly 12 million undocumented migrants living in the United States.
Marches have been organized in 60 cities, including here in the US capital.
Coalitions gathering groups that represent immigrants to the United States, both legal and undocumented, are trying to keep pressure on US legislators to reach a compromise on proposed reforms of US immigration policy.
The April 10 protest “has incredible importance,” said Eliseo Medina, head of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and one of the organizers of the march in New York.
“The community must mobilize with one voice in a disciplined manner, in a peaceful but firm way,” he said.
On Monday “we march in the streets, but we will also march to the voting booth in November,” during key mid-term elections, said Medina, adding that not all immigrants were undocumented and that many will vote..
…Organizers hope to top the late March protests in 44 US cities, in which they said 1.5 million people took to the streets.
If these folks protesting tomorrow want any sympathy from the American people, they need to show that they want to be a part of this country and what it stands for. Waving Mexican flags in defiance toward American laws, culture, and patriotism will simply tick off more Americans.
Find out if a protest will be taking place in a city near you.
Meanwhile, our flag was disrespected again by a protester.
With all the other American flags around him, which I was pleased to see by the way, you’d think he’d notice that his was upside down. Then again, maybe he wanted it that way.