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Photos, Video: Immigration Reform Rally at the White House


Earlier this afternoon, I attended an immigration reform rally at Lafayette Park next to the White House. Hundreds of people, if not more, were on hand to peacefully protest Arizona’s anti-immigrant law and to demand that Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform – including the DREAM Act – now. I was extremely impressed with the speakers, as well as the friendly, peaceful, racially diverse, and passionate crowd of protesters. Among others, I heard several “Trail of Dreams” students talk about their 1,500-mile walk from Miami, FL to bring their immigration message to Washington. Along the way, “they documented their journey on Facebook and Twitter, gathered 30,000 signatures to bring to the president and marshaled support and shelter.”

In addition to the photos after the “flip,” check out the video (below) of Margie (spelling?), a junior from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. I think you’ll agree that she’s very impressive – in Spanish and in English!

UPDATE: Another video for your viewing and listening pleasure – “El Pueblo Unido”.

  • Teddy Goodson

    It looks as if Democrats will have to make climate legislation wait, and begin to work on immigration instead—– if they want to win in November. This issue looks like the one that will bring out the 2208 Obama voters (who disappeared off the radar in 2009).

    It is amazing how many, many tangled messes, mostly from the Republican years, are coming together and demanding attention at the same time, right now. It’s not that Obama is a lightning rod, it just seems that way,

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    I really love the slogan on the shirt of that cute little girl: “We are all Arizona.”