Marching Through The Streets of Watsonville to Stop HR 4437

On March 25, 2006, thousands of people marched through the streets of Watsonville as part of the 241 march for peace from Tijuana to the Mission District in San Francisco. While calling for an end to war in Iraq, most people were focused on calling attention to HR 4437; one of many anti-immigrant bills making its way through Congress.

HR 4437 would make it a felony offense to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. This would push undocumented immigrants further underground, and increase the potential for exploitation by employers. This bill would also criminalize nurses, teachers, clergy, social workers, and anyone else who aids, assists, or otherwise has regular contact with undocumented immigrants.

I recorded three short interviews during the march.

The first is in Spanish and has two interviews:

(2:00 minutes)

The second is an interview in English with Carlos of the Watsonville Brown Berets:

(2:00 minutes)

Crossposted at Indybay.org: Part I, Part II, Part III & Audio.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.