05/02/2013 09:17 am ET

May Day Demonstrators Rally Across U.S.

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May Day protesters marched down streets across the country Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas.

The crowds numbered in the thousands, not the hundreds of thousands who turned out for the historic immigration marches of 2006. But with a major immigration package being debated in Washington, reform advocates wanted their voices heard.

"Listen up, Obama: We are in the fight," people chanted in Spanish in Los Angeles and Chicago.

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