Demonstrations Planned For Day Immigration Law Scheduled For Arizona
“Events are happening all over the state because the eyes of the nation and the world are on Arizona,” says Jennifer Allen, executive director of Border Action Network, one of the activist groups planning events to protest the law.
The protests will extend beyond Arizona, as well. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) has 56 partners signed up to protest – from Action Langley Park in College Park, Md., to Working Hands Legal Clinic in Chicago. Separate protests are also planned in South Bend, Ind., and elsewhere across the country. Economic boycotts of Arizona have been proposed since the law’s passage, and have seen varying levels of success.
Supporters of the law are also planning rallies.
“An illegal immigrant is someone who bleeds … our country, and takes [unfair] advantage of everything America has to offer,” says Daniel Smeriglio, president and founder of Voice of the People, a group based in Hazelton, Pa. He says his group plans to make that point on street corners with bullhorns beginning July 30.
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