Organizers had thought about 20-thousand people would turn out. But more than three times that amount came to march down Palm Beach Boulevard. It was part of a national effort to draw attention to the importance of Hispanics to local economies. Marcher Jeannette Gugel says illegal immigrants pick oranges, clean hotels and cook meals...jobs others don’t do.
“All we want is for them to have some rights for the people working, contributing and paying taxes and have employment and they’re not breaking the law by any other way just the fact they’re legal. We believe they have to be heard. They’re people. They’re not animals. They should have some rights.”
Gugel wants Congressional lawmakers to hear loud and clear they’re against a proposal to crack down on illegal immigrants. More than 500 law enforcement officers kept watch during the march. Russell Lewis, WGCU News.
Saturday, May 25th
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