Group to hold immigrant rights
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
April 9, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
will hold a press conference Monday to discuss its opposition
to recently proposed immigration legislation.
Monday's press conference, which coincides with the 2006 National
Day of Action, is expected to draw more than 500 immigrants and
participants from various countries, coalition spokesman Luis
Herrera said today.
The coalition opposes HR 4437, which would make it a federal
crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the U.S. or to help an
If HR4437 becomes law, more than three million immigrants would
be forced out of the country, according to the coalition.
"We demand that our contribution to the economy be recognized
and rewarded with the same rights as everyone else," the
coalition said in a statement.
According to Herrera, if more than 1,000 people show up to Monday's
press conference the group will march to the San Francisco Federal
Herrera said the coalition will also announce other upcoming
immigrant rights protests and strikes.
The press conference will be held at the intersection of 24th
and Mission Streets in San Francisco at 11 a.m.
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