Historic immigrant's march demands immigration reform

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Phoenix, Arizona. April 10, 2006 - Tens of thousands of immigrants from Latin America congregated at the grounds of the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix to march to the Arizona State Capitol. The march was one of many that took place around the country in 2006. Immigration marches totaled millions of illegal immigrants -all together- who for the first time took their plea for immigration reform to the streets. The protest in Phoenix and others in many other states in the U.S. protested a proposed legislation called "Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005," also known as H.R. 4437 or Sensenbrenner Bill. This legislation sought to increase penalizations for illegal immigration and make undocumented immigrants and those who helped them enter or stay in the country as felons, and an additional 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, among other provisions. The marches pushed for a comprehensive reform of the immigration laws in the U.S., and a path to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2006
Phoenix, Arizona. April 10, 2006 - Tens of thousands of immigrants from Latin America congregated at the grounds of the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix to march to the Arizona State Capitol. The march was one of many that took place around the country in 2006. Immigration marches totaled millions of illegal immigrants -all together- who for the first time took their plea for immigration reform to the streets. The protest in Phoenix and others in many other states in the U.S. protested...
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