Demonstration held in downtown Albuquerque to support immigrants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Members of Albuquerque’s immigrant community spoke out Monday, putting up a mock detention center.

The event, hosted by the “New Mexico Dream Team” featured demonstrators speaking from inside a giant cage outside the courthouse, calling on Congress to reject funding for anti-immigrant actions like deportations and the president’s border wall.

Organizers say they hope events like these draw more people to their cause.

“To support and vote right away and to put people in office that represent the community, and it will take every single one of us,” Gabriela Hernandez said.

The demonstration was one of many protests for May Day, traditionally about rallying for worker’s rights. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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