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Pittsburgh says "No!" to Special Registration
02/25/2003
A small crowd protested INS's special registration of immigrants, at 12:30 on Friday afternoon (February 21, 2003) at the Federal Bldg. at Liberty Ave. and Grant St.

Speakers included Saleh Waziruddin of Jamaat for Justice; Vic Walczak, Executive Director of the Greater Pgh. ACLU; Michael Bartko of the American Muslim Council; and Rev. Linda Theophilus of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. After speeches, Adel Fergany led a prayer.

Similar protests have been held at Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) offices in cities across the US. In Southern California alone, more than 1,000 of those who registered in Southern California alone were detained on mainly minor or paperwork violations.

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