SANTA FE, NM–On Monday, May 1, International Workers Day, hundreds of immigrants and allies will participate in marches and rallies across New Mexico as part of a national day of action, according to Somos un Pueblo Unido, an immigrant-led activist group.

The Trump administration continues to use its power to ramp up deportations of immigrant workers, families and youth. In addition to tearing families apart, these actions could devastate local economies, especially in New Mexico’s rural communities. Immigrant workers throughout the state are rising up to defend their families and remind lawmakers how vital they are to key industries and local communities, Somos said in a press release.

May 1st marches and rallies planned for Santa Fe, Gallup, Hobbs and Portales:

Santa Fe

What: March and Rally: Defending Our Families, Uniting Our Community
When & Where: March will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Somos Un Pueblo Unido office (1804 Espinacitas St.) and will end with a rally at Franklin Miles Park (1027 Camino Carlos Rey) with food, music, mariachi, danzantes and kids activities.

Gallup

What: Rally and Vigil in Support of Immigrants and Working Families
When: Monday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Where: In front of the McKinley County Courthouse

Hobbs

What: March and Rally in Support of Immigrants and Working Families
When: Monday, May 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Where: March will begin at the Hobbs City Park near Clinton St and will end in front of the Hobbs Police Department on Turner St.

Portales

What: Rally in Support of Immigrants and Dairy Workers
When: Monday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Where: In front of the Portales Courthouse

Somos Un Pueblo Unido is a statewide immigrant-led civil and worker’s rights organization with membership teams in ten counties and offices in Santa Fe and Roswell.

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