About 1,500 people marched through the streets of Denver, Colo., on Aug. 28, the final day of the four-day Democratic National Convention there, to press for immigrant justice. The march was organized by American Friends Service Committee and sponsored by local and national religious, human rights and labor organizations. Federico Peña, the former Denver mayor who co-chairs the presidential campaign of Democratic candidate Barack Obama, helped carry a banner stating: “Immigrant Rights Are Human Rights.” (Notimex, Aug. 28; La Jornada, Mexico, Aug. 29 from AFP; Denver Post, Aug. 29)
From Immigration News Briefs, Sept. 7
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