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Western Mass Residents Take to the Streets for Immigration Reform

file (10)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) — Hundreds of Western Massachusetts residents gathered to take to the streets in honor of International Workers’ Day.

The group then marched down Main Street to the old Federal Building at 1550 Main street and then moved on to Springfield City Hall. Among those at the event was Representative Coakley-Rivera. The group which also included Members if Just Communities of Western Mass, Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, Western Mass Jobs with Justice and more is calling for a just and inclusive immigration reform with strong protections for workers, an end to deportations, unification of families and an accessible roadmap to citizenship.

In Massachusetts they support the Trust Act in order to make it safe for immigrant communities to work with local police to lower crime rates and the Safe Driving Act which they believe would make roads safer by allowing drivers who are ineligible for a social security number to apply for licenses.