San Jose Peace & Justice Center



Ever since 2006, the May First marches for immigration reform have become a revived tradition in this country.  Although May 1 was chosen because immigrant communities remember the celebrations of International Workers' Day on this date in their countries of origin, May First is not new to the United States.  International Workers' Day on May 1 was, in fact, not only born in the United States, but born out of fear of police raids on immigrant workers.

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