Fewer March for Immigration

By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2007 4:05 PM CDT
Immigrant rights supporters march through Phoenix, Tuesday, May 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt York)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Thousands turned out across the country today to rally in favor of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. But with immigration reform off the table in Washington, their numbers marked a sharp decrease from the 650,000 who congregated last year in L.A. alone.

As the rallies rolled on, conservative blogger Michelle Malkin was doing her own "open-borders math" in honor of the occasion, calculating that nearly three times as many illegal aliens have been freed by the government in the past year as have been deported.