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Mothers' Hunger Strike for Immigration Rights Continues, Spurs Downtown Vigil

Somos un pueblo! On Mother's Day 2006, Elvira Arellano and Flor Crisóstomo launched a hunger strike for increased immigrants rights — full legalization for immigrants, a moratorium on raids and deportations, and the right of families to reunify.

On June 1, as the hunger strike continues twenty-two days after the strike's launch, supporters and organizers have launched a mass vigil at an immigration court in downtown Chicago, which includes many of the groups involved in organizing the historic Mayday 2006 immigrants' rights actions.

UPDATE: Chicago Immigrant Workers Win Delay, End Fast

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