By WSQT Direct Action Radio 88.1 FM
On the day after “Columbus Day,” thousands of immigrants and supporters gathered on the Capitol West lawn for a rally and to hear Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez describe his proposed immigration reform bill.
The bill was not that impressive, as it still mentions “strong enforcement at the border and in the interior.” Still, it calls for a path to legalization and no fines or punitive measures against those brought here as children. The same speech also called for a moratorium on raids and deportations.
Present at the rally was a “fair trade bloc” emphasizing the role of NAFTA, CAFTA, and corporate depredation in forcing people to migrate whether they want to or not.
(audio is of Fair Trade bloc interview, broadcast today. Congressman’s speech will be uploaded tomorrow)
Original article can be found here