Marches Planned For Immigration Reform

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Immigrant groups and organizations are preparing to mobilize peaceful protests in the Bay Area’s major cities, reports the Spanish-language El Mensajero. The cities are San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Mountain View.

The marches will take place May 1st to coincide with International Worker’s day. The marches called by various organizations demand a halt to deportations and the unification of families, ensuring immediate legalization and a path to citizenship, in addition to equal rights.

The article also highlighted the 2006  march by Jose Sandoval, who walked with a length of white cloth over 100 meters long on which, according to Jose’s estimate, some 8,000 signed their names and wrote in support of immigration reform. One young boy wrote, “President Obama, please, I want my Mom and Dad to come back.”

All of the Marches will commence at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1st.