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What can be done to backup US protest? Legalize Illegals!

Themselves | 03.04.2006 19:19 | Migration | World

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Immigration Rights Leaders to Announce Next US Nationwide Civic Action
Having organized more than 1 million people in Los Angeles on March 25, demonstration organizers will announce new mass action at a press conference taking place in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club at 9:30 am.
The action will be national in scope and is dubbed "The Great American Boycott of 2006", and is scheduled to take place on May 1st of this year.

This national boycott is being announced as the U.S. Senate continues to debate a package of immigration reforms. Under the pressure of massive mobilizations of the people all around the country, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted a series of reforms that are in contrast to the Sensenbrenner bill which criminalizes undocumented workers and those who provide assistance to them. Even these limited measures may still be
reversed by the full Senate or during conference committee negotiations between the representatives of the two houses of Congress.

"The massive March 25 march and rally in Los Angeles of well over one million immigrant workers and their supporters-along with protests and student walkouts throughout the United States-is irrefutable evidence that a new Civil Rights and workers' rights movement is on the rise," stated Raul Murillo, the President of the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, and one of the key organizers of the historic march. "In order to realize the goal of legalization for the millions of undocumented workers we have the obligation to keep pressing the Congress of the United States to legislate immigration reform that grants full legalization for all immigrants," concluded Mr. Murillo.

Press Contacts: USA phone numbers-
Juan Jose Gutierrez (213) 276-4735
Raul Murillo (213) 999-4701
Sarah Sloan (202) 904-7949