May Day rallies calling for immigration reform

FRESNO, Calif.

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A rallying cry for immigration reform rang out in Downtown Fresno. Members of the May Day committee say a path to obtain citizenship is needed in the Valley, and they are hoping to get a crowd of five thousand people to march in favor of it.

May Day is commonly known as international workers day, but since record breaking crowds marched in cities across the country, including Fresno back in 2006, it's has come to be known as an immigrant rights movement day. Supporters say the crowds are smaller now but the needs have not gone away.

May Day organizers say since the recession began opponents to immigration reform have blamed undocumented immigrants for things like cuts in social security.

Activists plan to march on Sunday hoping to push lawmakers into taking action on the ongoing call for changes.

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