Friday, July 30, 2010

Rally against deportations and SB1070 at Cook County Jail...


Immigrant rights activists held a rally outside Cook County Jail on Chicago's Southwest side today. A few hundred attended the rally to protests increased deportations of undocumented immigrants caught up in the criminal justice system and the extreme anti-immigrant measures of SB 1070 in Arizona. Today's rally was held in conjunction with actions around the country, especially in Arizona were some dozens were arrested protesting the first day that aspects of SB 1070 went into effect. Though a federal judge has placed an injunction on the most heinous aspects of the law, other aspects, like the banning of "sanctuary" cities or counties in the state, did go into effect today.

You can find pictures of today's rally in Chicago here...


I interviewed Jorge Mujica of the March 10th Committee at the rally today. You can listen to that interview here...

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