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Hundreds march in Brooklyn for immigration reform

October 5, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants marched over New York City's Brooklyn Bridge to urge Congress to pass immigration reform.

The march Saturday was organized by the coalition New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform. Organizers say it was part of a national campaign that put on protests in more than 100 cities.

Immigrants carrying flags and banners danced and chanted in downtown Brooklyn before walking to the bridge.

Immigration reform is stalled in Congress and has been further delayed since the government shutdown began.

Activists, organizers and elected officials including U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez spoke at the rally. Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and Independent Adolfo Carrion also attended the protest.

 
 

 

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