Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Immigration Activists to
Rally Downtown Today

Immigrant activists will take to Chicago streets Wednesday for the third time in four months for another march to urge Congress to enact more lenient immigration laws.

The first two marches, in March and May, brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to the Loop and made Chicago a national center for immigrant activism.

The goal of Wednesday's march is to urge the U.S. government to suspend the deportation of illegal immigrants until Congress passes an immigration bill. Activists want a plan that legalizes all illegal immigrants.Wednesday's rally has come together in a less structured way than the first two. A group known as the March 10 Committee, which helped pull together the first two events, is offering support but not playing a central role.

Organizers did not even confirm the route until Tuesday. The march will begin at noon from Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., and proceed east to Grant Park for a 2 p.m. rally. more from The Tribune


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