Advocates Plan 'May Day' NM Immigration Rallies

May 1, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for immigration reform are holding rallies and prayer events across New Mexico in an effort to push a federal immigration proposal.

Somos Un Pueblo Unido, a Santa Fe-based advocacy group, has scheduled a May Day rally in Santa Fe and a prayer vigil in Gallup "to call on Congress to pass a common sense immigration reform."

In Albuquerque, the group El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos (EE-gual-DAHD' EE deh-REH-CHOHS) are slated to hold a march and interfaith prayer service at a park. Activists also plan to march through Old Town Albuquerque.

Meanwhile, a coalition of advocates and religious leaders are planning a "community prayer meeting" aimed at pushing lawmakers to support a federal immigration overhaul.

The New Mexico rallies are part of a string of similar national marches.