Tue., May 1, 2012 7:03am (EDT)

May Day Rally Planned At Capitol
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Civil liberties and immigrant groups planning a rally at the state Capitol want to put an end to local-federal immigration enforcement partnerships and the use of E-Verify, a federal database businesses can use to check the eligibility of new hires. (GPB File Photo.)
Civil liberties and immigrant groups planning a rally at the state Capitol want to put an end to local-federal immigration enforcement partnerships and the use of E-Verify, a federal database businesses can use to check the eligibility of new hires. (GPB File Photo.)
Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.

Their demands include: stopping local-federal immigration enforcement partnerships; stopping attacks on workers and unions; halting the use of E-Verify, a federal database businesses can use to check the eligibility of new hires; and putting a stop to deportations.

Georgia was one of five states last year that passed tough laws targeting illegal immigration.

It's not clear how many people will show up for Tuesday's rally. A May Day demonstration last year drew about 1,000 people.

The groups are instructing participants to wear white T-shirts and to bring trash bags to clean up any litter generated by the rally.