Immigrants Use May Day for Legalization Push
By Juan Matossian, Asian Journal, El Diario La Prensa
April 30, 2013
Translated by Emily Leavitt from Spanish
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On May 1, International Workers’ Day, thousands of immigrant workers will not only reclaim their rights, they will also raise their voices in unison to demand fair immigration reform.
A large part of the protests and events that the New York immigrant community usually organizes will center around the recent immigration reform bill presented just a few weeks ago, and the effects it will have on workers.
Some of the participating groups will use May 1 to express their disagreement with the bill – already known officially as S. 744 – because they consider it clearly inadequate. [...]
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