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Immigration Advocates Announce May Day Plans

The California Table group applauded the immigration bill proposed by the "Gang of Eight."

The group, California Table, applauded the bill proposed by the "Gang of Eight" as a "major step forward."
The group, California Table, applauded the bill proposed by the "Gang of Eight" as a "major step forward."
Immigration advocates gathered in downtown L.A. Thursday to applaud the immigration reform package proposed by the "Gang of Eight" and announced their plans to march on May Day.

The California Table, an immigration reform coalition comprising more than 50 organizations including the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and the Placita Olvera Church, said they view the bill proposed by the bipartisan Senate committee as "a major step forward."

"Immigration reform is coming," said Marlom Portillo, the executive director of Instituto de Educacion del Sur California. "It was coming in 2004, then it was coming in 2006, then it was coming in 2010."

Alexandra Suh, the executive director of the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, said she hopes May Day will inspire solidarity across L.A.

"We are one people and we all deserve to have the same rights," Suh said. "So we hope communities will join with us on May first." 

The demonstrators are scheduled to begin their May 1st march at noon on Broadway in downtown L.A.

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