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Over 200 immigrants, others, rally at Capitol

Written by The Associated Press | May 1, 2017 5:17 PM
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(Pittsburgh) -- More than 200 immigrants, immigration advocates and leaders of labor unions and social and racial justice groups gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol for a May Day demonstration.

Speakers at the rally Monday criticized President Donald Trump's over his comments and policies on immigrants. They said imigrants help Americans prosper.

The Rev. Gregory Edwards of Allentown said Trump's "Make American Great Again" slogan is code for "make America white again."

Participants waved flags saying "We fight back." One man held a sign saying, "Feds: stay out of my community."

A 30-year-old Mexican woman who said she's in the country illegally, and did not want to be identified, took part in the demonstration. She said she's been in the U.S. over a decade and is increasingly worried about being deported.

She says her husband works while she raises her two children in York.

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