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Immigrant Advocates Make Legalization Plea In New York

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 4, 2009: Over 1,000 immigrants and immigrant advocates turned President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan into a chant for immigration reform now, on Friday in New York City.

The groups and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia used May 1 to join with others across the country to chant `Sí se puede!,` Spanish for `Yes we can!` to a call for earned legalization and immigration reform that would help bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.

Marchers demanded that President Obama uphold his campaign promise to overhaul the immigration laws in the United States as they rallied in Foley Square near Federal Plaza in New York City.  Obama has promised he will work with Congress to deliver on his promise by the fall.

Meanwhile, a small group of anti-immigration protestors also gathered near the rally, insisting that granting earned legalization to undocumented workers would only place an undue burden on the middle class.