Skip to comments.Students Skip School in Houston To Protest Immigration Plan
Posted on 03/27/2006 11:35:38 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
Hundreds of northwest Houston high school students walked out of class Monday to protest in the streets over efforts in Congress to crack down on illegal immigrants, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Students at Eisenhower High School started their protest march at their school, located at 7922 Antoine, and planned to end it at Interstate 45.
The House passed measures that would make being an undocumented immigrant a felony and erect a 700-mile fence along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
Many of the students said immigration reform hits close to home and they believe that it would be unfair.
"This is a country of immigrants. How are you just going to make a law and tell them to leave? You can't just do that," a student said.
"We're the hardest working people in the country and they're trying to take us away," another student said.
Lawmakers said the stricter regulations are necessary to improving homeland security and economic strength.
The students said the decision to walk out of school was made Monday morning.
Students at four Dallas-area schools also walked out of class in protest.
The Senate takes up the issue Tuesday.
Imagine how much money we'd save the taxpayers if we could permanently return them to the nations where they are legal citizens!
Clue...Deport the ones absent.
Back when I was in school, we didn't need reasons to skip. We just did it cause we felt like it.
Lock the school doors and don't let them back in without a birth certificate or a green card.
Future Democrat voters!
additionally, the yahoo news headling should read "Students Skip School in Houston To Protest Immigration Plan for Illegals"
Interesting how it's students that are protesting immigration reform. The part of the population that doesn't have to pay for all of the "rights to a better life" that are being reported in media. I'd be willing to bet that once they become tax-paying adults they'll be singing a different tune.
Further proof that kids ARE young skulls full of mush. Wanna bet that their indoctrinators, er, teachers "encouraged" this action?
Of course, high school students know everything. This was no set up, either.
What about the Hub? Is all quiet on 19th Street, I wonder?
It's so easy to get high school kids to protest anything. Just tell them they'll get out of class for the day.
"high school students walked out of class Monday to..."
* go to the beach
* hang out at the mall
* get romantic with their boyfriend/girlfriend
* eat junk food and play video games
* make a political statement
Which one doesn't belong?
So, 2000 kids just up and decided to skip school in protest. I wonder what influence the teachers had on their 'spontanious' decision?
They should all be arrested for truency, and suspended for a week.
"This was no set up, either."
Well orchestrated "spontaneous" walkout.
That would work for me.
Getting a kid to cut school in the spring is really easy.
Children from China and India will eat their lunch.
Better for Texas to prosecute those who are here illegal than those who drink more than two beers at a bar and are charged with PI.
None of the kiddies here appear to be marching. Even our few local race pimps appear to be quiet.
It is amazing how the protestors cannot hear the word "illegal" in the phrase "illiegal immigration". Many of my ancestors were immigrants, but they followed the rules of the day to get here. That is all I ask of ANY immigrant here regardless of their country of origin - file the paperwork and complete the forms and secure their visa and other approriate documents.
You're a student who skips out of school. You call that "working hard"?
My answer is POP QUIZ, no makeup.
Simple questions, negative score for those who have unexplained absences.
Actually, these "activitists" are merely in training to ask "Would you like fries with your burger?" ... something they can't learn in a classroom.
Not if Bush has his way.
Especially if it is a nice day.
It is as easy as attracting grad students with the lure of a free buffet (I speak from experience :-)).
In California they wave a foreign flag. So much for pride in this nation. They still prefer the homeland.
And so much for this being about any other illegal immigrants (just as the war on terrorism is focused on one group that more than any other violates the peace).
One of those race pimps (the one running for school board) has organized a Cesar Chavez march for Saturday. It was in the paper Saturday. She used to work for La Raza, I think.
Does anyone take protesting high school students seriously? All they care about is they got out of math for a day.
....guess this brain full of mush never heard of Ellis Island or any other entry point down through history where people ENTERED THE COUNTRY LEGALLY...where people this very day are entering this country LEGALLY!!
Those students have no "right" to skip school for any kind of protest. If HISD had any cajones, they would charge each kid with an unexcused absence and require a birth certificate or green card prior to returning.
Of course Judge Wayne T. Justice long ago required us to send the children of ILLEGAL aliens to school, so I suppose they don't "need no stinking badges", uh, I mean green cards. That fence can't get built fast enough to suit me.
supposed to be "activists"
I may have to make time to Freep that! I can screw with the attendees by carrying pictures of Stalin with the slogan "Chavez was a wannbe piker compared to me!" or "Communism: A Century of Failure and Millions of Deaths Means Nothing!"
Someone should explain to these young idiots that they're going to be spending a lot of their own money on illegals throughout their lifetimes.
LOL! Finally, something in the Hub to FReep! Unfortunately, I have to do both a wedding shower and a baby shower on Saturday.
But, I'll watch the news and look for you.
It wouldn't sink in if you did explain it. These kids skipping school doesn't hurt anything, they only read and do math at about 37% of their grade level. They might as well stay out.
I ask this, if the homeland of those immigrants is so freakin' great, then why do so many come HERE to find economic opportunity?
I am proud of my European ancestry, but I don't have a sticker of a British, or German or Scottish flag on my car. Also, I do not have a bumper sticker bearing the emblem of the American Indian tribe from which a sizeable portion of my bloodline is derived. I am an American, hyphenate me at your own peril.
My head hurts...
Maybe I should buy some T-Shirts from Chez*Mart...
Do you think that a "Viva la Reagan Revolucion!" t-shirt would be well received? :-)
Expell 'em. Make 'em prove legal residency to get back in. If they ain't legal, arrest 'em and send 'em back to where ever they came from.
Send them all to detention....I mean a detention camp for deportation.
I LOVE IT!
I don't understand the pride in speaking Spanish and condemning the Southwestern United States as being "stolen land".
The Spanish (from Spain) conquored the land that became Mexico and gave them that "invaders" tongue.
I hear how great they are for the economy yet I fail to see how money being sent out of the US economy to a foreign country "helps". Then again, the advocates of illegal immigration didn't like the concept of a trickle down economy.
And then what? That's three miles from the school.
Go back to Mexico and make Mexico A country you can be proud of. Stand up for your country, make Mexico a country YOU want to live in!. We all can't live in the good ole USA..
I am seriously considering crashing a Chavez march and present the face of communism. Maybe shock some folks into reality - the difference between him and Stalin and Mao was that he didn't have the resources to be a real commie ghoul.
Implement the REAL plan: Go to the mall and hang out.
I recall, a few years ago, hearing some young adults speaking Spanish in a grocery store. A friend of mine and I started asking them questions about products - in German. If you will not speak English, then neither shall I.