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The massive March 25 demonstration in Los Angeles of well over one million undocumented workers, legal residents and their supporters-along with protests and walkouts throughout the United States-is irrefutable evidence that a new Civil Rights and workers' rights movement is on the rise.
Elvira Arellano - the illegal alien who was ordered to be deported after being convicted of using a false Social Security number and who's been holed up in a Chicago church for a year and who's only a sympathetic figure to those on the far-left - has left her "sanctuary" and is currently on a road trip.
IDed in Fearing Backlash, Some Immigration Activists Aren't Backing Boycott as a Los Angeles activist favoring a boycott during the May 1 marches. No affiliation is listed in that report, and he's refered to as "Jesse Diaz Jr."
...A pro-amnesty group tonight is threatening to form a human chain around the federal building in Los Angeles. All of that to protest what it calls the Bush administration's terror campaign against illegal aliens.
...CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The groups behind last year's pro-illegal alien amnesty demonstrations are organizing new marches and boycotts to pressure federal authority to stop deporting illegal aliens.
JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, MARCH 25 COALITION: We need 1,000 people to encircle the immigration headquarters, ICE headquarters, the federal building, to send our message clear, to push to the powers that be, to the extreme right, to the Minutemen, to everyone in this country that we are preparing for May 1 with a national boycott.
WIAN: Even the Los Angeles Teachers Union is demanding the effective end of immigration law enforcement.
WIAN: Organizers claim recent immigration raids have created an atmosphere of racist terror against immigrant communities. In fact, there's evidence the White House has backed off of immigration lawbreakers in recent months.
While the Justice Department's prosecution of immigration crimes is up sharply since 9/11, according to Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration Project, they're actually down 18 percent since 2005.
For most of that year federal prosecutors filed well over 3,000 immigration cases each month, peaking at about 4,500 in September 2005. Then they declined steadily to just 2,690 in November 2006, the last month for which numbers are available...
From march25coalition . org/organize
May 1st, 2007 we will be out in the streets, not shopping or selling, if possible not working; but Marching.
On February 3rd & 4th, 2007, a Conference hosted by the March 25th Coalition culminated in a call for a national day of actions for workers and Immigrant's Rights. The day, May 1st, 2007.
The March 25 Coalition flyer lists their contact information:
c/o [[United Teachers Los Angeles]] 3303 Wilshire Ave. 10th fl. Los Angeles CA 90010 213-???-????
"Coalition plans May Day actions"/[[February 8, 2007]]/Minnie Bruce Pratt and LeiLani Dowell/Workers World/ link
In an historic development in the U.S. immigrant rights struggle, a coalition of national organizations met in Los Angeles on Feb. 3-4 to plan and coordinate the "Great American Boycott II" for May 1.
[[Selene Rivera]]/[[Eastern Group Publications]]/[[April 15, 2006]]/ link
Activists with the March 25th Coalition, organizers of the massive immigration rights protest which took place in Los Angeles two weeks ago, are now calling for an economic boycott to take place next month. (note: May 1 marches)
Washington Post/April 20, 2006/Darryl Fears/ link
[[Eastern Group Publications]]/[[Selene Rivera]]/[[September 14, 2006]]/link
Reports on the September 2 Los Angeles march:
..."The truth is that the immigrant community is been attacked and now more than ever we have to be together," said Maria Salinas of Hermandad Mexicana, one of the many coalitions that were part of the Labor Day weekend marches. Other organizations included Somos America (note: that may have been a reference to the We Are America Alliance instead), [[Proyecto Latino USA]] and the March 25 Coalition.
Note there was also a September 4 Los Angeles March which occured in Wilmington. Who exactly organized which march is not clear.
..."Immigrants made this country and many of us have had the opportunity to work and get citizenship or are born citizens. We have to give others the chance we were given," said 'white activist and American citizen Pamela Douglas during the Saturday march.
The march downtown Los Angeles also showed support for Elvira Arellano, an undocumented immigrant who faces deportation, despite having a 7-year-old U.S.-born son. She has sought refuge in a Chicago church, in order to avoid being separated from her son.