Protests Against Immigration Bill

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All sorts of demonstrations are going on around the country today, protesting against some of the immigration bills currently being debated in the Senate. Here in San Francisco, thousands have turned out to protest HR 4437, which would, among other things, make being an undocumented immigrant a felony, criminalize any sort of assistance to undocumented immigrants, and require local police officers to enforce immigration laws. (On the last provision, see Douglas McGray’s excellent piece on why hospital workers, police officers, and the like think that becoming immigration “deputies” would be disastrous.)

Anyway, Ed Homich took a few pictures from the local protest here in San Francisco; you can see them below the fold:

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