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Immigrants Demand Permanent Residency

Hundreds march in Washington DC on February 12th

About 500 people came to Washington DC from different states to march from the White House to the Capital demanding that they be allowed to stay in the United States. February 12 was a cold and rainy day.

Most of them came here under Temporary Protected Status from 13 different countries.

President Trump has told them that their time is up and they must leave. Many have children who are American citizens.

They want the Congress to extend their status and provide a way for them to become permanent residents.

They are members of several labor unions, who support their efforts.

They came from North Carolina to New England.

Jo Freeman has published eleven books and hundreds of articles. She is currently finishing a history and memoir of working for SCLC in 1965-66. 

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