The Madeleine Brand Show for April 20, 2011

Immigrant rights activists gearing up for May Day

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Immigrant rights activists participate in the annual May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles.

President Obama hosted a bipartisan group of politicians at the White House Tuesday to discuss possibilities for immigration reform, but activists have been frustrated by the administrations lack of action on the issue. Despite Obama's campaign promises to make the issue a major focus, there have been increased numbers of deportations since he took office. Leslie Berestein Rojas, author of the Multi-American Blog at KPCC, answers the question, "when did May Day become synonymous with immigration rallies?"

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