Chants of "Undocumented, unafraid!" continued for several minutes as the strikers greeted and hugged those in the crowd.
Vargas, the father of four U.S. citizen children, has led a crime free life but now sits in a Monroe County jail.
Once again, the Service Employees have joined a private lawsuit, and supported an Obama administration lawsuit, challenging anti-immigrant laws.
Among bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown recently were a measure to let undocumented college students apply for publicly funded scholarships and another to strengthen labor protections for farm workers.
It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.
Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.
Milwaukee May Day 2011 marks another important turning point for labor.
Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.
California's 3rd congressional district is emerging as one place where an incumbent Republican is on shaky ground in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and congressional Democrats plan to add legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth in college or the military, as part of the $725 billion defense authorization bill.