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 p.m.

- Yvonne Wingett