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Protest for immigrant rights

by staff |
August 26, 2007
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Big banner: Luchamos por legalization
(Fight Back! News)

Los Angeles, CA - More than 4,000 people marched here, Aug. 18 in support of immigrant rights.

“The struggle continues for legalization and to beat back the new attacks of the Bush administration, including the new policy of beefing up ICE enforcement at worksites and further militarization the border,” says Carlos Montes, one of the organizers of the mass march for immigrant rights.

The groups organizing the protest included the March 25 Coalition, the May 1 National Movement, Hermandad Mexicana Trans-Nacional and Latinos Against the War.

A statement from the organizers says, “With immigration reform legislation apparently dead for this congressional year, immigrant rights leaders in Los Angeles and nearby counties are gearing up efforts to mount the struggle for immigration reform, that is the national efforts to empower the 13 to 15 million undocumented immigrants and their families throughout the presidential campaign.”