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Thousands join Sacramento immigration march
by reposted
Monday May 1st, 2006 7:36 PM
Marchers gathered at the Capitol on Monday morning to draw attention to immigrant issues and their work force in the United States.
Thousands of people in Sacramento gathered at Southside Park for a march to the Capitol on Monday, joining others across the nation to showcase immigrants' contributions to the U.S. economy.

Whether they're citizens, legal residents or undocumented, millions of Latinos were responding to a call for a national boycott of work, school and shopping in what some have also dubbed "The Great American Boycott."

"It’s survival. People would not be here if they could have the same life in Mexico that they have here," said Hilda Casillas, a naturalized citizen and Sacramento State student studying business administration. "This is a pursuit of life. This is survival."

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Monday May 1st, 2006 7:39 PM
(AP) SACRAMENTO Among the protesters taking part in the immigration rallies at the state Capitol Monday was a group of Arab-Americans, whose presence was welcomed by organizers but whose message was not so warmly received.

by Jessie Bhangoo
(jbhangoo )at( y a h o o) Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 10:26 AM