May Day action against new US immigration “reform”

Submitted by Anon on 27 April, 2006 - 1:00

A number of actions (marches, rallies, student walkouts and strikes) are planned on 1 May. Huge protests, demonstrations and rallies in many cities across America in the last two months have given birth to a national immigrants’ rights movement.

Workers, mainly Hispanic workers, have been fighting legislation which will make being an undocumented immigrant a felon and criminalise anyone who offers non-emergency assistance to undocumented workers and their families.

• From www.nohr4437.org:

On May 1, we are calling for “No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying”, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.) to protest the anti-immigrant movements across the country.

On May 1, we will wear “white” — a T-Shirt and/or white arm bands. We can paint and write our political demands (and creative arts) on the T-shirt and go to a rally, protest, strike, vigil, work or school. We will have a ocean of white T-shirts with our political demands from east coast to west coast, at the street, work place, school, bus station and store... and our voice will be loud and clear and cannot be silent for ever!

We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.

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