Nevada Indians support immigrant rally in Reno

American Indians in Nevada joined an immigrant rally in Reno that drew more than 5,000 people, the Associated Press reports.

Laura Fillmore, who is married to a member of the Washoe Tribe, compared the treatment of Native Americans to the treatment of Hispanic immigrants. "When they tell you [immigrants] to learn the language, ask them if they speak Washoe or Shoshone," she said to loud cheers, the AP said.

May 1 was a day of rallies and protests throughout the nation as immigrants from Mexico and Central America and their supporters called for some form of legal status to be granted millions of workers.

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5,000 rally in Reno; American Indians, religious leaders join in (AP 5/1)