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Statement of Support and Call for Wednesday 6/16 Rally Against Attacks on Immigrants

The Boston Mayday Committee (BMDC) expresses full solidarity with the courageous students lead by the Student Immigrant Movement who are camping out 24/7 on the steps of Boston's State House.

These young activists are drawing international attention to the cruel anti-immigrant policy which has already been passed by the Massachusetts Senate. The plan would deprive undocumented human beings living in our Commonwealth of all public assistance, literally taking food out of the mouths of children. No help from the state with housing or medical care would be provided to anyone who can't prove their citizenship.

The Mass. Senate plan would also codify into law the policy which denies undocumented college students in-state tuition. It would set up an anonymous, toll-free snitch line, permitting anyone to report anyone they claim to be undocumented and attempt get them deported. We cannot tolerate legislative acts that will drive our neighbors into destitution and misery. Let's show the opportunist politicians that working people support our undocumented sisters and brothers!

This legislation follows the example of the infamous Arizona SB1070, which is transforming that state into an American apartheid state, where people will be racially profiled regardless of citizenship status.

Let's make it clear that Massachusetts is not Arizona!

RALLY! WEDNESDAY JUNE 16, 6pm- 8pm, MASS STATE HOUSE, 24 BEACON ST, BOSTON

Please join the BMDC as we support the student activists' vigil. Our action will feature speakers and cultural presentations. All are welcome! Boston's state house is located next to the Common, and steps from the Park St MBTA station.

For more information about the vigil at the State House Visit www.masshope2010.com or call Lily Huang from the Student Immigrant Movement, 857-204-5550.

For more information about the Boston May Day Committee:

www.bostonmayday.org
617-290-5614