Miles de migrantes demandan en Los Ángeles

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Más de 10 mil personas, entre migrantes, estudiantes, jornaleros, sindicalistas y la comunidad gay, demandaron en el centro de Los Ángeles un alto inmediato a redadas y deportaciones, y rechazaron la política migratoria del presidente Donald Trump.

La llovizna que se registraba no intimidó a los manifestantes que llegaron a Pershing Square, en el centro de Los Ángeles, con sombrillas, chamarras y bolsas de plástico para iniciar la marcha de protesta con la consigna: “Santuario para todos. Marcha por los inmigrantes”.

Los manifestantes recorrieron varias calles hasta llegar a la alcaldía de Los Ángeles, donde realizaron un mitin en el que predominaron las protestas y reclamos contra la políticas de la administración Trump y exigieron el respeto a las minorías.

Los participantes demandaron un alto inmediato a las redadas que realizan agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE), así como a las deportaciones de inmigrantes indocumentados.

En la marcha predominaron banderas mexicanas, estadunidenses y de la comunidad gay, así como carteles con las leyendas: “Vete racista”, “Santuario ahora”, “Orgulloso hijo de inmigrantes”, “No al muro”, “Alto al racismo”, “Alto a la separación de familias” o “Este país no es nada sin taqueros”.

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Santiago Rios has dedicated his life to pursuing excellence. He is an accomplished professional and an advocate of community development and advancement. Santiago’s parents were migrant farm workers who came from Texas to Michigan and Ohio every year to work in the fields. In 1950, they settled in St. Louis, Michigan. As a young man Santiago worked in the fields and the orchards of Michigan along with his parents, his grandmother and numerous other family members. Santiago is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, and teaches part-time as an Assistant Professor in the Michigan State University, Division of Public Health. From 1998 – 2004 he served as Chairman of the Capitol Area Cesar E. Chavez Commission. In 1990, Santiago Rios was awarded the Michigan State University Service Award for his work in the establishment of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. Santiago is a past chairman of the Lansing Board of Water and Light. Santiago and his wife, Melissa, reside in Lansing, Michigan. The opinions and views expressed in this article are those of Santiago Rios, and must not be associated with or attributed to his employers, or to any other person or entity.

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