Apr 9, 2006

500,000 March in Dallas for Immigrant Rights


(Dallas, TX) Hundreds of thousands of people marched through downtown Dallas on Sunday to rally for the rights of illegal immigrants, and police reported few disturbances in the orderly crowd.

The Dallas rally helped kick off what is being called the National Day of Action on Immigrant Rights. Millions of people are expected to take to the streets in over 120 cities on Monday, largely to protest House Bill 4437.

This legislation calls for the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the Mexican border, and does not address issues regarding undocumented workers already in the country.

"We don't have a leader like Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez, but this is now a national immigrant rights movement," said Joshua Hoyt, director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which helped organize rallies in Illinois.


Dariush said...

That's an amazing aerial view of the demonstrations in Dallas.

One or the other tomorrow is going to be very significant date in history.

Good analysis here by Paul Joseph Watson.

Also some good commentary by "Voice of the White House" here, here and here.

On the other side of the debate, James Wolcott's had a couple of excellent blog posts in recent days.

Particularly informative is this post by David Neiwert over at Firedoglake.

Hooda Thunkit said...

But, immigrants don't have rights, CITIZENS do...

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