Monday, March 27, 2006

Immigration Debates Echo Concerns in Washington

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE for the new York Times Published: March 26, 2006

Hundreds of people attended pro- or anti-immigration rallies in the New York area yesterday, the latest in a nationwide series of demonstrations held as Congress debates legislation that would substantially revamp the country's immigration laws.

The rallies, held in Manhattan and Queens, and in Bogota, N.J., were mostly modest affairs. The largest was in Queens, where organizers estimated that a few hundred people gathered at a meeting in Jackson Heights billed as a "dialogue with elected leaders." ...
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