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:: Immigrant Marches Rock the Country
:: Immigrants rising! A chronology and account of events in March 2006
:: Indymedia reports on March 25th protests
:: Students Walk Out in Protest of Anti-Immigrant Legislation
:: US senators reach compromise on immigration bill
:: Threatened by Principal, Student Walkout Organizer Commits Suicide

:: No HR 4437 - The Great American Boycott 2006: May 1
:: US Indymedia :: Apr 10
:: US Indymedia April 10th 2006 Archive
:: US IMC Migrant Rights Page
:: Indybay Immigrant Rights News
:: Arizona Indymedia Border issues
:: DC Indymedia Features on Immigration
:: Portland IMC Human & Civil Rights section
:: April 10 - Day of Action for Immigrant Justice
:: Immigrant Legal Resource Center :: HR4437 Project
:: Senate Legislation Updates @ Migra Metters (right column, scroll down)
:: Democracy Now! Report, 16. Dec 2005: House Debates Bill to Rewrite Immigration Laws, Includes Provision that Makes it a Felony to be an Undocumented Worker
:: New American Opportunity Campaign
:: Immigrant Solidarity Network
:: National Council of La Raza
:: El Tecolote
:: Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
:: No More Deaths
:: Coalición de Derechos Humanos / Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras
:: The film "A Day Without a Mexican"
:: San Joaquin Valley Peace and Freedom Party
:: La película "Un día sin mexicanos"
:: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugge Rights Coalition
:: Justice for Immigrants (Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform)
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[ 15. Apr 2006 ]

Wave of Immigrant Rights Mobilizations Builds Momentum Across the USA

May 1st 2006: General Strike : Boycott : Walkout : Buy Nothing : Sell Nothing

Quick on the heels of the massive :: March 25th mobilizations and the :: student walkouts during the following week, :: April 10th, 2006 was a historic day of action for immigrant rights across the USA. "The Great American Boycott" on May 1st will show the next.


The Government of the USA plans to implement the "Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005" (:: HR4437), also known as Sensenbrenner's or anti-immigrant act HR4437, which would make 12 million undocumented people in the United States into felons as well as anyone who aids undocumented people in anyway.

HR 4437 is a bill designed to "shut down illegal immigration." It calls for the construction of a two layered fence along 700 miles of the US Mexico border. It additionaly mandates for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to draft plans on how to use military technology to stop border crossings.

In March 2006 around 3 million people participated in demonstrations and different kinds of actions across the US against HR 4437. Between 500,000 and 1 million people filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles on :: March 25th, 2006 on its own.

On April 9th and 10th 2006, immigrants and their allies gathered in cities across the US (the slogan '100 demonstrations in 100 cities' was given out) to oppose the harsh and unworkable House Resolution 4437, and call for the full enfranchisement of all immigrant workers. These protest built on several weeks of mass protest on this issue in what amounts to the largest display of decentralized, coordinated protest in US history.

Beside numerous other protests, :: as many as 2 Million converge on US cities for :: National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice around 10th of April 2006. Over 500,000 people marched in :: Downtown Dallas, more than 50,000 in downtown :: Houston,
tens of thousands of people took the streets in Los Angeles [ :: 1 :: 2 ], and in :: Santa Ana, while 5,000 marched in :: St. Louis, 10.000 participated in :: Oklahoma, 15,000+ at any one time in :: Salem and :: Nashville, and 10,000 raised their voices in the largest march in :: Fresno's history. :: San Diego also made history with a march of up to 100,000 people on April 9th. There were mobilizations in the :: Bay Area, in :: Tennessee, in :: Rochester, NY, and in :: DC. In :: Portland, up to 8,000 marched, while thousands gathered in Love Park in :: Philly. Allies mobilized in :: Pittsburgh. In Arizona, people were on the move in :: Flagstaff. There were major marches and actions in :: NYC and :: Boston, and Houston Indymedia provided a :: blow by blow of actions in Texas. In :: Charlotte people organised a Boycott for Immigrant Rights.

In :: Puerto Rico, hundreds took the streets of Barrio Obrero. (These amazing stories are just a small sample of coverage of April 10th actions across the country; for more go to the local IMC's in the USA.)

On 6th of April 2006 proposed compromise legislation stalled in the Senate. Protesters say they seek real immigration reform that is comprehensive, respects civil rights, reunites families, protects workers, and offers a path to citizenship for the current undocumented and future immigrants to the US. The US Congress has been forced to :: backpeddle on brutal anti-immigrant legislation, but they are nowhere near to meeting the :: demands of the movement, especially amnesty for all. So the movement for immigrant justice keeps rising, with more major actions planned in the coming weeks: :: April 15th is a student day of action, and :: May 1st will be "The Great American Boycott" - a historic day of action, with calls for a general strike, boycott, no sales or purchases, walkouts, marches, and actions in financial centers and at anti-immigrant corporations throughout the country.

A10 Photos: :: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5 :: 6 :: 7 :: 8
Videos: :: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4
Radio: :: WBAI

Upcoming Actions:
April 15th :: students walk out
May 1st :: Call to Action :: IWW joins call for General Strike :: Chicago Immigrant Workers to march on May Day
Download May 1 Poster :: .jpg (124kb) :: .pdf (552kb) More :: May 1st graphics from SCAFLA.

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