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!!!!!March For Immigrant Rights This Friday in Santa Cruz!!!!!
by FIGHT THE HR4437 COALITION ( brownberets [at] msn.com )
Tuesday Mar 14th, 2006 11:53 AM
!!!!MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS THIS FRIDAY!!!!!
DENOUNCE HR4437!!
MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS THIS FRIDAY
DENOUNCE HR4437!!

MASS MARCH/ VIGIL FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS THIS FRIDAY
MARCH 17, 2006 IN SANTA CRUZ, CA.
GATHERING WILL START AT 5PM AT THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING LOCATED AT 701 OCEAN STREET
THE MARCH WILL END AT BARRIO BEACH FLATS COMMUNITY CENTER
200 RAYMOND STREET IN SANTA CRUZ
PLEASE BRING CANDLES AND YOUR ENERGY

SPONSORED BY: FIGHT THE HR4437 COALITION, BROWN BERETS OF WATSONVILLE, STUDENTS INFORMING NOW.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT (831) 419-7832 OR TALEJO3 [at] MSN.COM
OR CHECK US OUT AT http://WWW.BROWNBERETS.INFO
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H.R. 4437 was passed by the US House of Representatives on December 16th, 2005 and was sent on to the Senate, where it is currently in committee. This bill, which was introduced by Rep. Sensenbrenner, would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for "other purposes."

HR 4437 would make it a felony offense to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. This would push undocumented immigrants further underground, and increase the potential for exploitation by employers. This bill would also criminalize nurses, teachers, clergy, social workers, and anyone else who aids, assists, or otherwise has regular contact with undocumented immigrants.