Excerpted from Tens of thousands across U.S. protest Arizona immigration law BY GINA KIM, SACRAMENTO BEE, The Miami Herald, Posted on Sunday, 05.02.10
The annual nationwide rally to promote workers rights swelled in size Saturday as tens of thousands of people in cities across the country took to the streets to protest Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration and to call for a national policy overhaul.
"Si se puede," was the chant in Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. An estimated 6,500 marched in New York, 8,000 in Chicago, 20,000 in Dallas and 50,000 in Los Angeles.Excerpted from At least 20,000 walk in Dallas immigration march By DANNY ROBBINS Associated Press Writer, Houston Chronicle, May 1, 2010, 7:30PM
A crowd of at least 20,000, many carrying American flags, marched through downtown Dallas on Saturday in a mostly peaceful rally for immigration reform that was occasionally tinged with bitterness on both sides.
At the head of the march was Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, flanked by state Sen. Royce West and former state Rep. Domingo Garcia.Excerpted from L.A.'s May Day Rally Draws Nation's Largest Crowd; Officials estimated the turnout to be between 40,000 and 60,000. Watch Chip Yost's Live Report., KTLA News, The Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2010 | 1:02 p.m.
Tens of thousands of marchers crossed downtown and rallied at Los Angeles City Hall Saturday to urge immigration reform. The event was the largest May Day rally in the nation.Excerpted from In San Jose, the Bay Area and the nation, tens of thousands march for immigrant rights By Linda Goldston, The San Jose Mercury News, Posted: 05/01/2010 06:43:26 PM PDT, Updated: 05/02/2010 03:52:18 AM PDT
The San Jose march and rally was just one of dozens of events held around the country Saturday to protest Arizona's lawExcerpted from Thousands march through Denver to protest Arizona immigration law By Annette Espinoza and Heather McWilliams, The Denver Post, POSTED: 05/02/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT, UPDATED: 05/02/2010 09:02:28 AM MDT
Thousands of people swamped Denver streets Saturday in protest of Arizona's tough immigration law, chanting slogans in Spanish and English, waving signs and American flags, and walking hand in hand with family.Excerpted from About 7,000 march in Tucson immigration rally, police say By Andrea Kelly, Arizona Daily Star, Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2010 10:58 am
About 7,000 marchers participated in today's May First rally, according to a new Tucson police estimate.It kind of puts the other better covered protests of late in perspective; tens of thousands of people across the nation in the streets demanding immigration reform. It's time for reform!Excerpted from Immigration protesters call on Obama to move quickly on reform By Kevin Bogardus, The Hill, 05/01/10 05:50 PM ET
Protesters marched on the White House Saturday in a call for comprehensive immigration reform as part of a nationwide May Day effort.
See also: 5 Myths about immigration By Doris Meissner, The Washington Post, Sunday, May 2, 2010