BOSTON (AP) - Several hundred immigrants and supporters who marched in Boston as part of rallies nationwide Saturday are pressing Republicans controlling the U.S. House of Representatives to pass immigration reform.
Group spokesman Frank Soults said people came from Boston and communities around Massachusetts. They gathered at Copley Square and marched past Bank of America branches, where they demanded the bank stop contributing to House Speaker John Boehner because he refuses to put a Senate-backed immigration overhaul to a vote. Soults said marchers were locked out of the bank as it conducted business.
They demanded an end to mass deportations and passage of Massachusetts legislation to allow immigrants living in the country illegally to secure driver's licenses and to prevent police from indiscriminately checking the immigration status of detainees.