Mexican Support for U.S. Immigrant Protests

AP, April 28, 2006

MEXICO CITY—Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity.

The declaration, issued late Thursday by all the political parties in the lower house of Congress, contrasts with the position of Mexico’s Foreign Department, which has said it will discipline any consular officials who take part in the protests.

The delegation of lawmakers will meet with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, it said in a news release from Congress.

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Activists south of border have called for a boycott of all U.S. businesses on Monday in support of the protests.

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