Immigration rally draws activists frustrated by political deadlock
By MICHAEL TARM
Associated Press Writer
It's a march many immigration activists were not happy about making.An estimated 150,000 protesters marched through downtown Tuesday and to a rally at a lakefront park to call for immigration reform.
They carried with them American, Polish, Russian, Irish and Mexican flags, but also disappointment that the Democratic-controlled Congress voted into office last November has not approved legislation sympathetic to their cause.
"There's no reason a pro-immigration bill can't be passed. That's one of the messages being sent today," said Shaun Harkin, 34, of Northern Ireland, who has lived in the United States as a legal resident for 15 years.
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