Sunday, March 26, 2006

United States - This week across the US, latinos and other groups have been protesting against new legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants. The House of Representatives passed a new "immigration reform" bill in December which "would make it a felony to be illegally in the United States" in addition to other draconian measures such as erecting fences along the US-Mexico border. The Senate is currently debating its own version of "immigration reform." On Friday, tens of thousands of students and workers walked out of school and work, while close to one million --500,000 in Los Angeles alone-- participated in marches and rallies across the country.