Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution making August 2011 “Immigrant Pride Month” in to provide “a positive counter example to the current anti-immigrant policies in many states like Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama.”
“The City of Los Angeles is home to at least 1.6 million immigrants or 40% of the total City population,” and “anti-immigrant legislation like SB 1070 in Arizona and other ‘copy-cat’ measures now circulating across the nation inherently cause racial profiling and discrimination against certain ethno-racial groups that ‘look/sound’ like immigrant populations,” the Council said in a resolution back in July.
It was passed August 3rd, making it the second year in a row to have an Immigrant Pride Month in L.A. Throughout the month, corporations, schools, and the community were asked to show their support for the contribution made my immigrants to the Los Angeles area and the U.S
On August 28th, Latino and immigrant rights activists met at Dodger Stadium to commemorate the month at the Los Angeles Dodgers-Colorado Rockies match-up, with Councilman Ed Reyes, the resolution’s author, throwing out the first pitch.
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