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May 1, 2006


Wayne State University history professor Jose Cuello commented during an immigration rally at Clark Park on Detroit’s southwest side Monday. The protesters were outraged over a proposal to toughen immigration laws, and immigrants across the country were also boycotting work and school to show the impact that they have. Cuello told 7 Action News reporter Bill Proctor that the use of ‘illegal’ is a toxic term. “I think that we could simply, ‘say let’s register them,’ and they would be legal. So I think this is a political decision, I think the economy in this country has far outstripped the laws of the country."

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