CHICAGO -- On March 10, 2006, approximately 100,000 people converged in downtown Chicago under the slogan "We are America." The overwhelmingly immigrant crowd demonstrated for immigrants' rights and protested U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) bill HR 4437, which would "...amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes" via means such as increased legal penalties for illegal immigrants and employment eligibility verification programs. A number of politicians and community activists spoke in support of the rally, including prominant Democrats Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, pictured in this set.

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