Taking it to the Streets

Illegal immigration protest brought over 1 million people to LA

By Armando Cabrera
Published on LatinoLA: March 26, 2006

Taking it to the Streets

A march in support of immigrants brought over 1 million people to the Los Angeles downtown area in protest of the law that will make anyone a criminal for helping illegal immigrants that come to this country to work for a living. If you even talk to one of them might just label you a criminal if President Bush has his way.

Demonstrators came from all over California, Arizona and Nevada to march from Olympic Blvd. and Broadway Blvd. all the way to City Hall on 1st Street and Main Blvd. It was about a 2 mile walk in support.

A country that was build on illegal immigrants from Europe, Africa, Asia, and all of Latin America made this country a super power nation. Now the Bush administration wants to target Mexicans and any immigrant from Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.

This issue of illegal immigrants has been debated ever since this nation was formed, not to mention that all of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas were part of Mexico at one time. The California constitution was written in English and Spanish to suit its people in the 1800?s.

Mostly all of the illegal immigrants are not terrorists. They are hard-working people who just want to support their families just like you and me, so they take jobs that nobody really wants to do at a much lower wages. Yes, even lower than the minimum wage, but they don?t complain. Who would they complain to even if they want to, for fear of being deported back to their country?

This issue will go on for many decades, just like it has in the past.

About Armando Cabrera:
I am a writer-photographer. Many of my articles have been posted on Internet websites as well as Southern California Bilingual Newspapers. I usually concentrate on writing and photographing of the sport of Boxing. My website is call

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