You thought the immigration rallies across the country were due to fizzle out by now? Not so. Today’s dubbed National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice by organizers, rendering everything pre-April 10 mere preface.
And the "preface" is no joke. Yesterday, hundreds of thousands rallied in Houston alone. Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, New Mexico, and California saw thousands on their respective streets.
"If we don’t protest they’ll never hear us," said one Santa Cruz marcher.
What’s the message marchers want to deliver?
Communities that have lived in the shadows and in fear are now speaking out about how America’s broken immigration system regularly rips families apart, creates the conditions for gross workplace and civil rights violations, and fuels a political climate where being “anti-immigrant” is considered by some politicians to be a winning strategy. … Immigrant communities are coming together on April 10 to proudly declare that “We Are America” and that immigration reform must not violate the American values that we cherish.
Our goal is to stop anti-immigrant legislation from becoming law and to pass real, comprehensive immigration reform that provides a clear path to citizenship, unites families, and ensures workplace and civil rights protections for all.