Monday, March 22, 2010
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people peacefully marched on the National Mall in Washington D.C. calling for immigration reform. Many political leaders from the U.S. Senate and House or Representatives addressed the crowd. President Obama addressed the crowd by video and voiced general support for the efforts to reform the immigration laws. See the press reports on the march in the New York Times, Washington Post, and AP. America's Voice has photos from the march.
Although the marches drew nowhere near the numbers that immigrant right protests of the Sensenbrenner Bill brought in the spring of 2006, they do demonstrate widespread support for immigration reform. We will see whether passage of health reform willl move the attention and energy to immigration reform.