NEW HAVEN — Around 100 people took to the streets of downtown New Haven calling on President Barack Obama to grant amnesty for illegal immigrants.
The rally was sponsored by Unidad Latina en Accion and featured stories from undocumented workers who came to the United States in search of a better life.
“A lot of people are suffering, many children are without their parents because they’re dying. … They’re starving. There’s no water. There’s a lot of violence,” said Carlos Venturas Escalante, who came to New Haven from Guatemala. “I didn’t eat anything. It’s the type of suffering that no one can imagine … to be starving, to be thirsty.”
Other protests are going on around the country and will culminate in an Aug. 2 rally in Washington, DC.