San Francisco Protest March Against HR4437
Well here I go again getting into something that I try to generally avoid, politics.
In what was the largest protest I’ve ever seen in San Francsico, thousands of immigrants marched up Market Street at noon today protesting bill HR4437. Many had taken the day off work to show their solidarity with the hundreds of thousands others who marched across the U.S.
Personally I think that more legislation against this largely poor group of individuals is not necessary. Most illegal immigrants work for cash and end up doing jobs that Americans just will not do. The fact that there are those that would begrudge an individual who comes to this country to make a better life and send money back to their families is beyond me.
I say let these individuals work. Don’t treat them like criminals. They are by and large a hard working group and their culture and spirit adds to the flavor that is the United States of America. I shot the protest and you can see my set up on Flickr here. I’m glad that the awareness was raised today by this largely marginalized group of our society.