Abby Campsey, Lawrence, left, a participant in a pro-immigration rally and John Tucker, Lawrence, right, exchange differing opinions on immigrants. Several dozen protesters gathered downtown at noon Monday, part of nationwide demonstrations against proposed crackdowns on illegal immigrants. Demonstrators gathered signatures on a petition against a U.S. House of Representatives bill that would make illegal immigration a felony, and penalize organizations that aid illegal immigrants.
Joe Carr, Lawrence, sings and drums on his jimbe during a pro-immigration rally downtown.
Sally Burger, Lawrence, standing center, and her mother Eleanor Burden, seated at right, sign petitions against a U.S. House of Representatives bill that would make illegal immigration a felony and penalize organizations that aid illegal immigrants.
Pro-immigration protesters march to Congressman Dennis Moore's office after gathering signatures on a petition against a U.S. House of Representatives bill that would make illegal immigration a felony and penalize organizations that aid illegal immigrants.
Tracy Posey, from Emporia, holds a placard at an anti-immigration demonstration about 100 yards away from a pro-immigration rally.
Anti-immigration demonstrator Gerard Hansen, from Emporia, carries a placard at a counter immigration rally in Emporia. Hansen was one of about 75 demonstrators at the counter rally on Monday in Emporia.
Immigration supporters gather to listen to speakers outside City Hall Monday evening during a candlelight vigil.
Supporters of immigrants rights wave Mexican and American flags from the bed of a pickup truck as a Kansas highway Patrol helicopter circles overhead during an Immigration rally in Emporia. Event organizers said that about 1,500 supporters attended the rally on Monday in Emporia.
Bernardino Wangel, from Emporia, waves to a passing car during an immigration rally at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. Wangel was one of about 1,500 supporters that converged on the fairgrounds on Monday in Emporia.
About 1,500 immigration supporters gather at the Lyon County Fairgrounds to rally for immigration rights. A small counter demonstration took place about 100 yards south of the rally, but no violence was reported on Monday at the rallies in Emporia.
American flags blow in the wind as Colombian immigrant Jorge Crissien listens to speakers at an immigration rally in Homestead, Fla. as part of a planned national day of economic protests, boycotting work, school and shopping to show the importance on immigrants to the country Monday, May 1, 2006.