NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) — Hundreds of immigrant advocates have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and rallied in Manhattan to protest Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law.
About 300 advocates gathered near the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan, holding signs that said “Do I Look Illegal?” and chanting “We are America.”
Many protesters declared partial victory after Wednesday’s ruling that most of the state’s immigration law on hold.
New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, a first-generation Caribbean-American, said advocates “won a slight battle” in Arizona, but have to continue the fight.
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