LULAC President Rosa Rosales addresses half a million at March for America

March 21, 2010

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Civil rights leader calls for compassionate immigration reform and an end to deportations

Washington, DC – The National President of the League of United Latin Americans, this nation’s largest and oldest Latino membership based organization, addressed half a million immigration supporters at the March for America on the National Mall. Urging President Obama to work with Congress to pass compassionate immigration reform and to place a moratorium on raids and deportations, President Rosales called for immigration laws that strengthen our economy and recognize our proud tradition of immigrants seeking the American Dream.

The March for America, and dozens of events across the nation, represent millions of Americans - native born and immigrant, conservative and progressive, business leader and labor leader, along with a tremendous diversity of faith and lay leaders - who want comprehensive immigration reform now.

The League of United Latin American Citizens advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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