Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights
Activists call for end to deportations, better access to health care
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 6:15 PM CDT
Participants in an immigration march and protest gather in Union Park before their march to the Federal Building in Chicago, Thursday, May 1, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Immigrants and activists took to the streets by the thousands across the US today to put immigration reform back on the election agenda, the AP reports. In Chicago, 15,000 called for an end to deportations and better access to education, and big rallies also took place  in DC, Miami, LA, and Tucson. This May Day turnout, however, didn't appear to rival the 1 million protesters who turned out nationwide in 2006.