Although thousands turned out for the May Day march, it wasn’t nearly as big as a historic pro-immigration reform march held in downtown L.A. in 2006.
Yesterday, on May Day, thousands of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles to march and demand comprehensive immigration reform– reform that would would create a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented people now living in the Untied States. With legislation headed to the floor of the US Senate, marchers wore T-shirts reading, the “TIME IS NOW.” We talked about family unification and the role of organized labor on Which Way, LA?
The people who gathered represented immigration and civil rights groups, as well as unions, such as the SEIU And UNITE. But lots of ordinary people came out as well, men and women who are living illegally in the United States now or have families members who are. They say its time for them to come out of the shadows, arguing it will be good for them and good for America.
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