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May Day in Mountain View: Stop S-Comm!
by Anna Herstworth
Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM
Carrying signs in Spanish, Chinese, English, and Tagalog, demonstrators called out for immigrant rights on May Day in Mountain View, California.

Marchers carried signs that said "Stop S-Comm" and "Equality for All" in a rally for immigrant rights in Mountain View, California yesterday. They called for people to join the fight against the unjust deportation system, and demanded the cessation of the S-Comm program.

During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) got the green light to partner with police through a federal fingerprinting program called “Secure Communities," or S-Comm. The program has been plagued with controversy. S-Comm encourages racial profiling and discourages reporting of domestic abuse. Protesters said that in addition, it tears families apart.

The Raging Grannies sang two songs, one calling for drivers licenses for all who pass the DMV test, regardless of immigration status. The event was organized by members of the Mountain View Day Worker Center.
§Watch out for your hat, Granny Maria!
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM

It was a windy in front of City Hall. Granny Maria, second from right, nearly lost her hat. Instruments for the Granny performance included ukulele (Granny Shirley far right) pot lid and spoon (Granny Mary second from left) and a guitarist on the steps behind the Grannies.
§"Made in Michoacán"
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM

Officially called the State of Michoacán de Ocampo
§Granny Ruth
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM

Granny Ruth is pushing 80. She kept up the entire 3 mile march that ended with a rally at City Hall.
§Chinese sign at left says:
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM

Family Reunification
§Tagalog sign at right calls for:
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM

"logical path towards citizenship"
§Bucket of signs calling for Human Rights
by Anna Herstworth Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 1:08 AM