Denver immigrant advocates hold downtown march |

Denver immigrant advocates hold downtown march

DENVER (AP) – Immigrant advocates are organizing a march in downtown Denver to call for changes to the country’s immigration laws.

Organizing groups include the Service Employees International Union Local 105 and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. People participating in the march say they want President Barack Obama to direct Congress to pass an immigration bill. The march will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday near the state Capitol and will continue to the federal courthouse.

Advocates are increasingly taking on the often heated topic of immigration after Arizona passed a law that requires officers to question people about their legal status during traffic stops or other possible legal violations if there’s reason to suspect someone is in the country illegally.

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