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Immigrant Community: Immigrant and Co-Executive Director

immigrant community: The Trump administration has made very clear that they've declared war on the immigrant community on all levels, said Javier Valdes, co-executive director of the advocacy group Make the Road New York, according to The Chronicle Herald. Immigrant rights groups have joined in May Day activities for more than a decade, initially to push back against harsh legislative proposals and later to clamour for reform and legal status for immigrants in the country illegally who were brought to the U.S. as children or overstayed their visas. People were marching and holding other demonstrations for labour and immigrant rights from New York to Georgia to California on International Workers' Day, amid similar actions worldwide. Now, they want to drive turnout in the midterm elections. Elections have consequences, and the consequences for our community have been dire, and if we do not change the balance of power, we question our ability to remain free in this country, she said. Advocates hope voters target lawmakers who have pushed for measures that hurt immigrants and replace them with immigrant-friendly policymakers, said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles. ( As reported in the news.