Immigrant rally eyed in Albuquerque's South Valley

Created: 04/30/2014 8:22 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A coalition is holding an Albuquerque rally in support for immigrants in New Mexico and to bring attention to the high number of deportations under President Barack Obama.
Groups like the Albuquerque-based El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos are scheduled Thursday to rally in the South Valley's Gateway Park.
The rally is in conjunction with similar demonstrations nationwide.
State officials say there are around 90,000 immigrants suspected of living in New Mexico illegally. That's around 4 percent of the state's population.

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