Boston to New Hampshire march calls for immigration changes

August 19, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation’s immigration system.

More than 100 people gathered in front of Boston’s federal immigration court Monday to launch a six-day march to the Strafford County Department of Corrections in Dover, New Hampshire as part of the regional Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice.

Supporters in Boston staged a symbolic funeral procession including a small casket to honor migrant children who died trying to enter the country. They’ll travel 76 miles through the Massachusetts communities of Lynn, Danvers and Newburyport.


The march culminates Saturday at the Dover jail, where delegations also coming from Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire will call for an end to immigrant detention and deportation until immigration laws are overhauled.