Dignity walk will
highlight opposition to bills targeting undocumented immigrants
The Arizona Republic
Apr. 5, 2005
Immigrant advocates from around the
Valley on Monday said they will march today against several proposed pieces of
legislation that could deny work and other opportunities to undocumented
immigrants in Arizona.
Business owners, day laborers, elected officials and activists said the 25-mile
Dignity Walk is a response to several immigration-related bills moving through
the Legislature. At least 3,000 are expected to walk or protest in rallies along
the way at Arizona State University, the offices of Phoenix's non-profit
Tonatierra and then the state Capitol.
"I don't think it'll have an impact on changing people's thoughts (about illegal
immigration)," said Rep. Colette Rosati, R-Scottsdale, sponsor of House Bill
2592, which bans government-sponsored day-labor centers.
The march will begin in Mesa at 6 a.m. and is set to end at the Capitol at 4
- Yvonne Wingett