May Day rallies push for 'sanctuary state' designation

Protesters march against President Trump's immigration policy in Los Angeles on Monday, where ten.

Labor and immigrant rights groups along with some local elected officials are planning a march to the White House to oppose President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Several of those marches took place in Pennsylvania.

Then, at dusk, dozens of protestors gathered in front of the county building downtown to denounce the policies of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez, whose administration openly collaborates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement turning over foreign nationals arrested by local police and whose names appear on detainers issued by ICE. Police made 25 arrests, including a 14-year-old who was charged with rioting.

Similar rallies are gearing up in other Southern California cities including San Diego. "He is not the king of the United States", said attendee Oscar Cruz, 58, describing himself as a Mexican immigrant who has lived in the United States for 28 years.

Trump, in his first 100 days, has intensified immigration enforcement, including executive orders for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and a ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries.

She says her mother has lived and worked in the USA for about two decades. I was just trying to get a feel for the crowd, and they called us KKKs, fascists, Nazis. We want the people to respect gender identity. It was a scene echoed on Monday in the West Coast city of Portland, Oregon, where protesters set off fires in downtown.

"Things are so screwed up in this country". Any unsafe behavior, you're going to jail today.

"Before we were not successful in pulling in other communities to join us", Mujica said.

In cities large and small, the protests intensified throughout the day.

In Philadelphia, 1,000 teachers, who've been working without a contract for years, protested outside schools. Activists in Phoenix petitioned state legislators to support immigrant families. Activist Joey Gibson said he and other conservatives would travel to Seattle to defend against what he described as communist and anti-fascist groups who have in the past faced off with police in the evening, after the conclusion of the usually peaceful daytime marches.

Demonstrations are being held across the world to mark May Day.

Several protesters, like 39-year-old Mario Quintero, admitted they were in the country illegally but said they wanted to contribute.

"I'm an undocumented immigrant, so I suffer in my own experience with my family", said Quintero at a Lansing, Michigan, rally.

Organizers for Promise Arizona met with legislators at Arizona's capitol Monday to deliver postcards with messages of hope regarding International Workers' Day. "It is changing the way the USA is viewed around the world, as well as the way we're talking about and reacting to immigration within the country".

He added, "We deserve a better treatment".

Democratic Socialists of America, a leftist organizing group that has seen a surge in popularity following the election of Trump, is among the groups organizing protests on May Day in multiple cities, including New York City, where the group is linking up with an immigrant rights' organization in Union Square.

In the District, Maryland and Virginia, more than 200 businesses closed Monday as many immigrants skipped work, school and shopping for the day to underscore their contribution to the USA economy, said Maria Fernanda Durand, communications manager for the immigrant rights groups CASA and CASA in Action.

Taxin reported from Los Angeles. At least 200 people participated in a demonstration at Washington Square Park, according to New York TV station WNBC.

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand.


Related News

  • Spurs' Parker has successful surgery on ruptured tendon

    There was something missing, as if they didn't have their killer instinct, the right stuff and certainly the will to win. We have the tools to make it happen but it's matter of if this goal could be accomplished.
    Govt's policy on J&K a 'disaster', says Anand Sharma

    Govt's policy on J&K a 'disaster', says Anand Sharma

    She said that PM Modi showed his strength by visiting Pakistan amid tensions between the two countries, the report added. There were talks with L K Advani (in Kashmir).
    Neymar, Barcelona ordered to stand trial for corruption

    Neymar, Barcelona ordered to stand trial for corruption

    The transfer figure originally published by Barcelona was €57.1m (£48.4m) with €40m euros (£33.9m) of that given to his family. Fellow Argentinean Javier Mascherano agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud earlier this year.
  • EPA Dismisses Scientists On Review Board, May Replace With Industry Allies

    EPA Dismisses Scientists On Review Board, May Replace With Industry Allies

    The EPA spokesperson said the agency wanted scientists from a more diverse background, including scientists from industry. That money typically covers travel and other expenses for outside experts who attend the board's public meetings.
    Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

    Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

    The island territory, 1,500 miles from Washington, 's saw its population plummet to 3.4 million from more than 5 million. The rescue plan involving the oversight board was fraught with politics as it wound its way through Congress past year .

    Harmon Kardon's Cortana-Powered 'Invoke' Speaker Revealed on Company Site

    Samsung has a virtual assistant of its own called Bixby, created to compete with Cortana, Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. The website now offers you a " Notify " button for those who want to stay updated with the availability of the device.
  • Grudge match: Sharapova to play Bouchard in Madrid

    Grudge match: Sharapova to play Bouchard in Madrid

    Her form has been inconsistent this season, but she was rarely troubled in wrapping up victory in just over an hour on court.
    Sam Allardyce, the Crystal Palace manager

    Sam Allardyce, the Crystal Palace manager

    Moyes has confirmed that he will be staying on at Sunderland next season, despite their relegation. Sunderland fans, strike up the band.
    FEMAIL taste-tests new caffeine bagel from Einstein Bros

    FEMAIL taste-tests new caffeine bagel from Einstein Bros

    Einstein Bros.' is bringing back the two-in-one breakfast and it's combining the two food groups we love most: carbs and coffee. Bagels is giving a FREE Espresso Buzz bagel and shmear to any nurse who stops by a participating Einstein Bros.
  • 9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop

    9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop

    But McCraken never had a spurt to get to the front. "At the quarter pole when he stretched down the lane he was really running". The Kentucky Derby is as much a social event as a horse race, and the sports world was well-represented at Churchill Downs.
    PM Modi is the brand ambassador of India, not Patanjali: Baba Ramdev

    PM Modi is the brand ambassador of India, not Patanjali: Baba Ramdev

    Addressing a press conference here, Ramdev announced that Patanjali was setting up production units at Nagpur, Noida, Indore and Jammu and Kashmir.
    Locals gather for day of prayer

    Locals gather for day of prayer

    Together may we know love and forgiveness, may we teach it to our children, may they teach it to their friends. Abraham Lincoln also had a proclamation for a day of "humiliation, fasting and prayer " in 1863.