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Colorado Immigrants Protest Today

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On May 1, 2006, 75,000 people turned out to protest current immigration policy and push for reforms. Here’s a picture of them. There will be protests across America today, but at least in Denver, the numbers are expected to be much smaller.

Marchers will meet at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Park, West 11th Avenue and Mariposa Street. They’ll start walking at 10:30 a.m., passing the Capitol, before arriving at City of Cuernavaca Park at 19th and Platte streets….Streets along the march route are to be closed for about two hours.

What’s happened in the past year? We’ve had more federal immigration raids at workplaces. One of the key purposes of today’s march is to protest the raids. Yet, fear of those raids may be what prevent many from turning out to protest. Public support for legalizing the undocumented is out there:

A USA Today/Gallup Poll released last month found growing support nationwide for measures that would allow immigrants to remain here. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said persons in the country illegally should be given

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