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May 1 – Albany, New York!


Thanks to ARISE, the Gamaliel affiliate of New York for sending us this great coverage of their May 1st rally!

 “Yes, we can!” came the translation.

In any language, their fear and anger were palpable during a noontime march Tuesday down Central Avenue — Albany’s own boulevard of immigrants.

They were part of a nationwide day to push for overhaul of immigration laws.

“People are afraid of immigration raids and having their families broken up,” said Nestor Damian, a rally organizer and member of Holy Family Church on Central Avenue, a Catholic congregation with a Mass in Spanish that draws an array of immigrants. Read the rest HERE

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