FILE - In this Monday, May 1, 2017, file photo, members of Ce Atl, an Aztec-inspired spiritual and cultural preservation group, dance near the front of a march for worker and immigrant rights at a May Day event in Seattle. The Donald Trump era has been everything that immigrant rights’ groups feared, but while they are taking to the streets again for May Day rallies in solidarity with those around the world, their focus this year is less on a huge turnout on a Tuesday in May than the first Tuesday in November. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US May Day immigration protests target Trump, fall elections

May 01, 2018 - 2:50 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants rallying around the U.S. on May Day say President Donald Trump's administration has been almost everything they had feared.

Coast-to-coast demonstrations Tuesday are planned on International Workers' Day and come amid similar actions worldwide.

They're showing concerns about policy changes under Trump, including a country-specific travel ban and the end of a program that allowed some young immigrants to avoid deportation.

Trump and his supporters say the changes were overdue.

Some of the policies have gotten tangled up in court. And Trump hasn't secured funding for his coveted border wall with Mexico.

But immigrant rights groups say they'll resist him at every turn. And they say the demonstrations aren't just about targeting the president but are also aimed at driving turnout in the November elections.

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