Monday, May 01, 2006

Immigrant-Rights Rallies Planned Today Across U.S.

Nicholas Johnston & Kim Chipman for May 1

Supporters of immigrant rights will hold rallies, candlelight vigils, teach-ins and work boycotts across the U.S. today to demand legal status for millions of undocumented workers...

... ``We wanted to symbolize that we will never forget what happened on Dec. 16,'' Chung-Wa Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said in an interview yesterday.

Hong said she expects hundreds of immigrant business owners and workers to form human chains in neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the most culturally diverse areas of the country, the Garment District in Manhattan and in Chinatown...
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