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Immigration debate gives new life to May Day rallies

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Groups that advocate changes to state and federal immigration laws are rallying at the Minnesota's Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the state Senate approved a bill long sought by immigration activists.

Despite a wintry forecast, organizers expect as many as 2,000 people to march at 3 p.m. from Central Presbyterian Church to the Minnesota State Capitol, with a 4:40 p.m. rally, SEIU Local 26 said.

Debate over immigration has given new life to annual May Day rallies nationwide this year as Congress debates a federal immigration bill, the Washington Post notes.

Minnesota senators on Wednesday approved a bill that would extend in-state public college tuition rates to children of people who are in the country illegally.

The measure has been under consideration for years, but it stands a better chance of passage given that Democrats control both the House and Senate, observers say.

“This is really important for a small number of students but its very symbolic for a lot of immigrant students who dare to dream that they, too, can get a college education,” bill author Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, said, the Star Tribune reported.

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