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Activists plan May Day marches for immigration reform

SAN DIEGO — Immigrant rights activists will hold a “May Day” rally and march in San Diego on Wednesday and a similar event in Vista.

“May 1st has traditionally been a day in which immigrants and their supporters have taken to the streets in the United States to ask for immigration reform,” said Christian Ramirez, who heads a coalition pushing for an immigration bill in Congress.

He said the goal of the events will be to acknowledge the contributions of immigrant workers to society, especially those “left behind by a broken immigration system.”

At 2 p.m., a rally is scheduled at Civic Center Plaza, 202 C Street, followed by a march to Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.

At 3 p.m. in Vista, a march will begin at Bobier Drive and South Santa Fe Avenue and end at the Vista Courthouse on South Melrose Drive.

The demonstrators will also call for an end to deportations, so “as many people as possible can go through the process” of becoming legal once an immigration reform bill becomes law,  said Pedro Rios of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium.

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9 Comments to “Activists plan May Day marches for immigration reform”

    Guest said:
    April 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    It is amazing that American Politicians are racist against their own citizens and wish to give American jobs to illegal aliens.

    klauss said:
    April 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    screw them illegal mexicans, criminals without papaers

    Joe said:
    April 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Yes, ICE will be there too. Bring your papers

    ron said:
    April 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    English damn you!!!

    Bowler's Desk San Diego News said:
    April 30, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Reblogged this on San Diego News – Bowler's Desk and commented:
    Activists plan May Day marches for immigration reform

    guest said:
    April 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    We're supposed to believe they want to be Americans and they can't even create their banner in English? Put them on the next panga going south.

      Rubliw said:
      April 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      They do not want to become Americans, will never assimilate, will destroy our culture.

    RUBLIW said:
    April 30, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Are any of you going out to counter protest these illegals that seem to think they can march in our streets? If Americans don't rise up and stop it, silence is consent.

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