Thursday, March 23, 2006

Immigration Rallies to Carry Message of Hope

(bumped up to the top - M.E.)

"We are not the enemy;
we are part of the solution"

WHAT: While Senator Kyl is on recess, Arizona's immigrant and border communities are going to his offices in Tucson and Phoenix to insist that "we are not the enemy; we are part of the solution." The Phoenix march and Tucson rally will emphasize that our communities do not need policies like H.R. 4437 (introduced by Congressman Sensenbrenner and passed by the House in December). Instead, the groups will point out, we need an immigration policy that provides 1) a means for immigrants to attain permanent residency and 2) a border policy that upholds community security and border security. A safe border must also be a just and humane border.

WHERE: Tucson--Rally at 7315 N. Oracle Rd (northwest corner of Ina/Oracle)
Phoenix--March begins at St. Agnes Church at 24th and McDowell. Concludes at Senator Kyl's office 2200 East Camelback.

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2006. All events begin at 11:00am

WHO: Sponsoring organizations include Border Action Network, No More Deaths, Service Employees International Union, Center for Biological Diversity, Samaritans, Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, American Friends Service Committee, Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus, Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus and other Phoenix organizations.

Thanks to the Border Action Network for the heads up.

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