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Thu Mar 23 2006
Hunger Strike and Week of Actions to Stop Anti-Immigrant Bills
Daily Vigils at 6pm at SF Federal Building; 1 Million March on Los Angeles
Over 50 hunger strikers and organizations held a seven-day protest in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco from March 21st through March 27th to protest against anti-immigrant laws. The protesters spoke out against Senator Arlen Specter’s bill (HR4437) that designates all undocumented immigrants as aggravated felons, allows for the indefinite detention of non-citizens, and criminalizes day-labor centers, churches, health clinics and all others who serve, help or work with undocumented immigrants. There were candlelight vigils at the Federal Building every day and a march on Monday March 27th.

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On March 25th, in what may be the largest demonstration in California history, over one million people filled the streets of Los Angeles to demand civil rights for immigrants. imc_photo.gif Photos On March 27th there were student walkouts state wide. imc_photo.gif Photos From Fresno

Read more | Immigrant rights news | San Francisco news

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