Immigration Debate Colors May Day Rallies Across The Nation

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The immigration debate is not a topic that will slowly disappear.  Demonstrators rallied across the nation on May Day to demand an overhaul of immigration laws.  This annual ritual urges congress to sweep the legislation and attempts to bring an estimated 11 million people out of the shadows.  Mass media can help bring more attention on the issue so that it does not get overlooked by congress.

immigrant advocacy groups are focusing heavily on calling and writing members of Congress, using social media and other technology to target specific lawmakers. Reform Immigration for America, a network of groups, claims more than 1.2 million subscribers, including recipients of text messages and Facebook followers.

Marches and rallies are important to show political force.

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Picture by Ricardo López S. – Fotografía

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