May 05th 2006 — A day in May without Immigrants

More than a million immigrants in the United States took part in a day of nationwide action to protest against proposed immigration reform. The protests are aimed at persuading Congress to abandon the tough measures in a bill passed last year by the US House of Representatives that includes provisions to criminalize illegal immigrants and bolster border security.

Mass rallies were staged across the US as immigrants boycotted work or school and avoided spending money as a way of showing their worth to the economy. Called a Day without Immigrants, the protest took place as Congress wrestles with reforming immigration laws. About 11.5m illegal immigrants live in the US.

Demonstrations were held in up to 100 cities and towns – including Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.

BBC: Facts and figures on unauthorised migrants in the US


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2 responses to “May 05th 2006 — A day in May without Immigrants

  1. Kaushal

    The interest today is not focused on immigrants per se, rather it is focused on strangely enough — the rights of illegal immigrants in the US and a legal path for the illegals to attain full legal citizenship..

    Infact, the larger opponents are legal immigrants who feel it would be unfair to let illegals jump the process however large their numbers (approx 12 million).

    Very complex ..

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