Friday, January 18, 2013

Immigrants’ rights rally to be held in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Immigrants’ rights activists will hold a rally on the “National Day of Action for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 on the steps of the Federal Courthouse at 141 Church St.
The rally will call upon the administration of President Barack Obama to make this “a country where all people, regardless of race, national background or legal status, can live and thrive free from fear of arrest or deportation,” organizers said in a statement.
“This (Obama) administration’s record is one of broken promises and increasing state violence against immigrants,” Blanca Cabrera, a leader of Unidad Latina en Accion, in New Haven, said in a statement. “We need to move from talk to action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and that is why we’re holding this rally. People need to take concrete action to call out this government for its human rights violations against immigrants and demand a fundamental change in the US Immigration system.”
The rally is sponsored by Amistad Catholic Worker, Comunidad Inmigrante de East Haven, Junta for Progressive Action, New Haven People’s Center, Unidad Latina en Accion – New Haven Workers’ Association, Unitarian Society of New Haven and Yale Divinity School Seminarians for a Democratic Society, the release said.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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