Immigration rallies planned across Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Miami (AP) - Immigrants and their supporters are preparing
rallies, marches and prayer vigils across the state in honor of May

In Miami, organizers plan to hold a rally Friday, followed by a
march through downtown. Similar events are scheduled for Tampa,
Orlando, Fort Pierce and Immokalee.

This year, the Miami march is endorsed by the AFL-CIO and will
include health care and labor issues too.

Organizers are also calling on the president to provide a temporary protected status for illegal immigrants from Haiti.

Other groups have received the designation following natural disasters in their homelands. But not Haitians, despite the havoc recent hurricanes have wreaked upon their impoverished country.

The White House says it is reviewing the request.

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