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Monday, April 10, 2006

 

AP: Thousands Rally for Immigrants Across U.S.

By MARTIGA LOHN, Associated Press Writer -- Monday, 1 hour, 29 minutes ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Wearing a bright green T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Mexico," 18-year-old Marco Tapia couldn't wait to join the biggest march for immigrants he had ever seen. The Mexican-born high school senior was among about 30,000 who marched through St. Paul in support of immigrant rights, and among more than half a million people who rallied Sunday in 10 states. Dozens more marches were planned nationwide Monday.

Demonstrators gather in downtown Dallas on Sunday, April 9, 2006, in support of fair immigration reform laws.  (AP Photo/Erin Trieb)Demonstrators gather in downtown Dallas on Sunday, left, yesterday, in support of fair immigration reform laws. (AP Photo/Erin Trieb)

"Hopefully this will change the way America thinks," said Tapia, a high school senior who is living illegally in Minneapolis with his mother and sister. "We're not criminals. We're just regular people like everybody else here."

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