Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California
Top Stories

March of the Stars Rally Urges Immigration Reform

The march, expected to draw thousands, will happen on October 5th.

Minority leaders gathered in Hollywood Monday morning to announce the "March of the Stars" rally. The group chanted "We want action now!" to urge Congress to vote on immigration reform.

Many protestors said they fear deportation on a daily basis. (Juliana Ruiz/ATVN)
Many protestors said they fear deportation on a daily basis. (Juliana Ruiz/ATVN)

"We know that it may not be popular in some corners, but it is necessary," said Councilmember Gil Cedillo. "It is essential and the most pragmatic solution to our situation today."

"The persecutions continue, the deportations continue, the cruelty of immigration laws continue and we will march and disrupt their business," said Angelica Salas, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "We are not going to derail our futures."

There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

"I think it is unlikely that the senate bill as drafted is going to become law, but I see all sorts of problems both on the enforcement side and on the immigration side," explained Professor Niels Frezen, the Director of the Immigration Clinic.

Community acitivists and thousands of others are expected to protest along Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue for their "March of the Stars" on October 5th.

Leave a comment

USC Alum Dies In Extreme Sports Accident

By amacmillan
10/01/15 | 5:23 p.m. PDT

USC alum Johnny Strange dies at 23.

Underprivileged Kids Get Free Clothes and Supplies at Annual Giveaway

By Alex Janin
10/01/15 | 4:45 p.m. PDT

The Fred Jordan Mission hosted its 27th annual "Caring for Kids" giveaway event today on Skid Row in Downtown Los...

Thursday 10/01/15

Women's Tennis Hopes to Take the ITA Tournament

USC Men's Waterpolo Seeks Revenge Against Stanford

Women's Volleyball Welcomes Washington To The Galen Center

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.