Philadelphia Immigrants Prepare to Strike to Protest New Law
10 Feb 2006 04:38 GMT
On Tuesday February 14th, immigrants across Philadelphia and regionally are going on strike to protest a recent bill which passed the the US House of Representatives and is headed for the US Senate. The bill HR 4437 criminalizes organizations and individuals assisting undocumented immigrants and turns undocumented status from a civil violation to a criminal act. The organization leading the February 14th work stoppage is A Day Without Immigrants.The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), which is one of the lead organization on immigration internationally has written a position statement.
For a recent Philly IMC article on immigration click here.