Immigrant rights groups plan May 1 protests in four Michigan cities during March for Science


Immigrant rights groups in several Michigan cities are signing on to a nationwide movement to march and protest against President Donald Trump and his administration’s immigration policy proposals.

On May 1, the statewide immigration coalition Michigan United and participating groups in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing are calling for residents to abstain from shopping, working and going to school to show solidarity with immigrant families and march for immigrant rights.

The protests, marches and rallies are part of a nationwide “RiseUP” movement organized by Reform Immigration for America and other pro-immigrant groups.

Adonis Flores of Michigan United said the rallies are modeled after the “A Day Without Immigrants” protests held May 1, 2006 to protest immigration laws proposed at the time.

Similar “Day Without Immigrants” protests took place throughout the country on Feb. 16, 2017.

Grupos de derechos de inmigrantes en varias ciudades de Michigan están firmando un movimiento en todo el país para  marchar y protestar contra el Presidente Donald Trump y propuestas de políticas de inmigración de la administración.

Mayo 1, la coalición de inmigración de Estado Unidos de Michigan y grupos participantes en Detroit y Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo piden los residentes abstenerse de compras, trabajar e ir a la escuela para mostrar solidaridad con inmigrantes familias y marcha por los derechos de inmigrantes.

Similares protestas del “Día sin inmigrantes” tuvieron lugar en todo el país el 16 de febrero de 2017.