Massive Protests Planned

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, April 7, 2006

In cities like Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chico and Fresno thousands are expected to gather for protests, rallies, candlelight vigils and marches.  Many will wear white as a sign the demonstrations are peaceful.  Felicia Martinez with the Campaign Against Unjust Immigration laws in Sacramento says they’re pushing for a path to legalization for the undocumented:

 “This quote, unquote problem of illegal immigrants is actually a creation of our unrealistic immigration laws and if we would open up a path for eople to work legally in this country and to have access to legalization, they would gladly participate in that and even further integrate into society.”

Martinez says talk of compromise in Congress is a sign that opposition to hard-line reform is having an impact.    
The Sacramento march will begin at 10 a.m. at Southside Park at 8th and T streets.  Demonstrators will march to the federal building downtown for a rally.