Arkansans Plan Rallies for Immigration Reform

MAY 1, 2006 - Posted at 8:04 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Rallies are planned in four Arkansas cities today in support of fair immigration laws.  The rallies at Springdale, Fort Smith, De Queen and Little Rock will be held on the same day as dozens of others around the country.

Nationwide, some are calling for immigrants to boycott work, school and shopping to show how much they matter to their communities.  Collectively the event is called Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes, which means A Day Without Immigrants.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged immigrants to attend Mass today instead of boycotting, and suggested that churches toll their bells in memory of immigrants who died trying to come to the United States.

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