Illegal immigrants, supporters take to the streets of Westchester

Illegal immigrants and their supporters took to the streets around Westchester and the nation Monday. As part of the national "A Day Without Immigrants" boycott, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2006, 10:20 PM

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Illegal immigrants and their supporters took to the streets around Westchester and the nation Monday. As part of the national "A Day Without Immigrants" boycott, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens did not work, go to school or spend money. They were hoping to prove how valuable they are to the U.S. economy. About 70 members of the Hispanic community marched through Ossining in support of reforms to immigration laws. The purpose was to protest efforts in Congress to make illegal immigration a felony. They also want Congress to adopt another proposal, which would grant amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been in this country for several years contributing to the United States. Meanwhile, in White Plains about 300 high school students walked out of class to raise their voices in support of illegal workers and immigration reform. Related Information


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