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Last Updated: Monday, 1 May 2006, 18:45 GMT 19:45 UK
In pictures: Immigrant protests

Man dressed as Statue of Liberty

Across the US, hundreds of thousands are joining a day of action to protest against proposed immigration reforms.

Boy and his father in Phoenix

People of all ages turned out to show their support for the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the US.

Young people in Chicago demonstration

Many young people chose to attend the demonstrations instead of going to school.

Protesters in Chicago

One of the biggest demonstrations was held in Union Park in Chicago.

Protesters in Miami

The protesters' flags were also flying in Miami...

Protesters in New Orleans

And in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.

Protesters in Phoenix

In Phoenix, Arizona, passions were running high amongst the marchers.

Young child holding sign

In New York demonstrations took place at 1216 precisely - representing the 16 December, the day a controversial immigration bill was passed in Congress.

New York demonstration

People formed human chains at locations throughout the city.

Protesters in Homestead, Florida

Small communities of immigrants, such as that in Homestead in rural Florida, have also joined the effort.

Notice on closed restaurant door

Many Latino-owned businesses - like this restaurant in Dallas - have closed for the day.





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