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Posted: 3/31/2006 9:59:09 PM EDT
Las Vegas

www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/mar/31/033110401.html

Elsewhere

news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d&q=immigration+protests&btnG=Search+News

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Students walked out at nearly two dozen schools Friday in a renewal of protests over immigration policies being debated in Congress.

Police and school officials said at least 3,000 students left after the morning bell at 22 area high schools, middle school campuses and the Community College of Southern Nevada.

One student was arrested for carrying a gun, but no shots were fired, police Sgt. Chris Jones said. No injuries were reported.

"At this point it's peaceful," Jones said from a county emergency operations center activated to monitor the rallies scattered around the city. "Our concern is strictly public safety and to allow them to assemble peacefully."

Groups of students marched to several locations, including the Las Vegas Strip, and rallied at City Hall and the county courthouse.

"It's an organized protest in that they all knew about it, but it's disorganized in that they don't all have one place to go," Jones said.

The largest number of students rallied outside the Clark County Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas before marching to the nearby federal building, where the crowd snarled Las Vegas Boulevard.

Under a heavy police presence, the students chanted slogans and carried Mexican and American flags as they called for an end to anti-immigrant legislation.

Heleodoro Carillo, 14, an eighth grader at a Las Vegas middle school said he joined the protest after arriving at school "so we can take off the law."

"They want to put the law at the border so Mexicans can't cross," Carillo said.

Ashlee Espinoza, 16, who attends Desert Pines High School, said the government is unfairly targeting Hispanics.

"It's not fair that they just focus on us," said Espinoza, who was born in Santa Maria, Calif., and has live in Las Vegas for nine years. "I'm an American. Some of us we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us."

A police helicopter circled overhead and dozens of officers, including some on horseback and motorcycles monitored the crowd.

Students left as the school day began at campuses in Las Vegas and Henderson, Clark County school spokesman Dave Sheehan said.

"It's all about the immigration issue," Sheehan said. "It's in protest of what they consider to be their complaints with the immigration legislation."

The House has passed legislation limited to tightening borders and making it a crime to be in the United States illegally or to offer aid to illegal immigrants. The Senate is debating the issue.

Schools remained open at campuses throughout the district, the nation's fifth-largest, with 317 schools and 297,000 students.

Administrators had urged parents to keep their children in school Friday, warning that students declared truant could face discipline.

"Thank goodness there's no violence reported," Sheehan said. "But the district is adamant: Kids should stay in school and not get it on their record that they're truant."

More than 1,000 students had walked out Tuesday at campuses around the district and headed for the Strip before police ushered them to a school grandstand for peaceful demonstrations.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:56:02 PM EDT
Very sad...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:19:31 PM EDT
So, what are the names of the teachers encouraging these kids to skip class and march?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:23:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
So, what are the names of the teachers encouraging these kids to skip class and march?



let's be realistic. do you honestly think any kid needs encouragement to skip school?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:30:47 PM EDT
Keep waving those Mexican Flags and saying the land is your's. Even the sleepwalking Ambien users are waking up to the magnitude of the problem.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:00:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sirensong:

Originally Posted By mattja:
So, what are the names of the teachers encouraging these kids to skip class and march?



let's be realistic. do you honestly think any kid needs encouragement to skip school?



No, but to protest in favor of Mexico, yes.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:10:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 12:16:43 AM EDT by PreMed_Gunner]

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Las Vegas

www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/mar/31/033110401.html

Elsewhere

news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d&q=immigration+protests&btnG=Search+News

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Students walked out at nearly two dozen schools Friday in a renewal of protests over immigration policies being debated in Congress.

Police and school officials said at least 3,000 students left after the morning bell at 22 area high schools, middle school campuses and the Community College of Southern Nevada.

One student was arrested for carrying a gun, but no shots were fired, police Sgt. Chris Jones said. No injuries were reported. I would damn well be carrying a gun too, this shit is going to turn violent, and I sure as hell don't want to be the dead white guy.

"At this point it's peaceful," Jones said from a county emergency operations center activated to monitor the rallies scattered around the city. "Our concern is strictly public safety and to allow them to assemble peacefully."
yeah, while they are cussing at the US, desecrating our flag, and chanting "viva la mexico".

Groups of students marched to several locations, including the Las Vegas Strip, and rallied at City Hall and the county courthouse.

"It's an organized protest in that they all knew about it, but it's disorganized in that they don't all have one place to go," Jones said.
they are stupid kids getting into business that they know nothing about.

The largest number of students rallied outside the Clark County Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas before marching to the nearby federal building, where the crowd snarled Las Vegas Boulevard.

Under a heavy police presence, the students chanted slogans and carried Mexican and American flags as they called for an end to anti-immigrant legislation.

anti-illegal immigrant legislation. I of course bet these kids think that this legislation is against immigrants in general, since that is what the media and these kids parents are trying to say it is about.

Heleodoro Carillo, 14, an eighth grader at a Las Vegas middle school said he joined the protest after arriving at school "so we can take off the law."

Is that English?

"They want to put the law at the border so Mexicans can't cross," Carillo said.

No, we want to enact the law so Syrians, Iraqis, Saudis, and Mexicans cannot cross ILLEGALLY.

Ashlee Espinoza, 16, who attends Desert Pines High School, said the government is unfairly targeting Hispanics.

Maybe because Mexico is the only country through which people are coming here illegally is large swarms? You know, because thousands of miles of ocean seperate us from Asian, African, and European wannabe illegal immigrants.

"It's not fair that they just focus on us," said Espinoza, who was born in Santa Maria, Calif., and has live in Las Vegas for nine years. "I'm an American. Some of us we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us."

WTF! The borders haven't changed for quite a while... what are they teaching kids in public schools these days?
A police helicopter circled overhead and dozens of officers, including some on horseback and motorcycles monitored the crowd.

Students left as the school day began at campuses in Las Vegas and Henderson, Clark County school spokesman Dave Sheehan said.

"It's all about the immigration issue," Sheehan said. "It's in protest of what they consider to be their complaints with the immigration legislation."

The House has passed legislation limited to tightening borders and making it a crime to be in the United States illegally or to offer aid to illegal immigrants. The Senate is debating the issue.

Schools remained open at campuses throughout the district, the nation's fifth-largest, with 317 schools and 297,000 students.

Administrators had urged parents to keep their children in school Friday, warning that students declared truant could face discipline.

"Thank goodness there's no violence reported," Sheehan said. "But the district is adamant: Kids should stay in school and not get it on their record that they're truant."

More than 1,000 students had walked out Tuesday at campuses around the district and headed for the Strip before police ushered them to a school grandstand for peaceful demonstrations.


Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:12:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By sirensong:

Originally Posted By mattja:
So, what are the names of the teachers encouraging these kids to skip class and march?



let's be realistic. do you honestly think any kid needs encouragement to skip school?



No, but to protest in favor of Mexico, yes.



Do you think they are white kids?
Even if the answer is no, kids will still skip school for any reason.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:14:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 12:16:31 AM EDT by Stealth]

Originally Posted By PreMed_Gunner:

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Under a heavy police presence, the students chanted slogans and carried Mexican and American flags as they called for an end to anti-immigrant legislation.

anti-illegal immigrant legislation. I of course bet these kids think that this legislation is against immigrant in general, since that is what the media and these kids parents are trying to say it is about.





I was going to mention this point as well. There is no new proposed anti-immigration legislation going on that I know of. It's the massive ILLEGAL border crossings and those things that brings with it we would like to stop.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:18:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:

Originally Posted By PreMed_Gunner:

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Under a heavy police presence, the students chanted slogans and carried Mexican and American flags as they called for an end to anti-immigrant legislation.

anti-illegal immigrant legislation. I of course bet these kids think that this legislation is against immigrant in general, since that is what the media and these kids parents are trying to say it is about.





I was going to mention this point as well. There is no new proposed anti-immigration legislation going on that I know of. It's the massive ILLEGAL border crossings and those things that brings with it we would like to stop.



exactly, all we are doing now is clarifying what is to be done with those that flagrantly disregard our laws and hop the border like they own the place. You break into my home, you would definitely pay the consequences, either at the barrel of a gun or the sentence of jail time; why not apply the same standards on an international level?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:34:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 12:35:26 AM EDT by Big_Bear]
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:37:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By mattja:

Originally Posted By sirensong:

Originally Posted By mattja:
So, what are the names of the teachers encouraging these kids to skip class and march?



let's be realistic. do you honestly think any kid needs encouragement to skip school?



No, but to protest in favor of Mexico, yes.



Do you think they are white kids?
Even if the answer is no, kids will still skip school for any reason.



I don't know what race they are. And I already agreed kids will find any excuse to skip school.

But I do not believe they will jump at the chance to protest in favor of Mexico unless coached to do so.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 12:41:20 AM EDT
How Fuking confused , and poisioned these kids are , and how sucsessful the left has been to strip them of their national pride , and patriotism , Democrats , MTV , Hollywood , have done a good job !! , I donot believe for one second that the teachers have not "encouraged" this in their schools .



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