Immigration Protest Update
MADELEINE BRAND, host:
And we have an update now on today's top story. Across the nation, demonstrators are turning out to support immigrant rights. Hundreds of thousands of people are turning out in places such as Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tucson and of course here in Los Angeles. The protests are part of a coordinated reaction to congressional debate on changes in immigration law, as well as many state efforts to curb services to illegal immigrants.
When Congress adjourned for a two-week spring recess last week, there was still no agreement on competing bills that would both punish and assist undocumented workers. Protestors today are calling for legislation that will move the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented workers closer to U.S. citizenship.
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