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Students Skip School in Houston To Protest Immigration Plan
Yahoo News ^ | 3/27/06 | Staff

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.


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KEYWORDS: brainwashing; bush; houston; illegalaliens; immigration; indoctrination; mexico; publikskoolz; reeducationcenter; taxdollaratwork; youpayforthis
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1 posted on 03/27/2006 11:35:43 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Imagine how much money we'd save the taxpayers if we could permanently return them to the nations where they are legal citizens!


2 posted on 03/27/2006 11:36:57 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Clue...Deport the ones absent.


3 posted on 03/27/2006 11:37:50 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta


Back when I was in school, we didn't need reasons to skip. We just did it cause we felt like it.


4 posted on 03/27/2006 11:38:01 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
hope they are all arrested for truancy.

This is NOT and immigration issue. it is an ILLEGAL immigration issue.
5 posted on 03/27/2006 11:38:08 AM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Lock the school doors and don't let them back in without a birth certificate or a green card.


6 posted on 03/27/2006 11:38:44 AM PST by Williams
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Future Democrat voters!


7 posted on 03/27/2006 11:39:23 AM PST by GianniV
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To: fhlh

additionally, the yahoo news headling should read "Students Skip School in Houston To Protest Immigration Plan for Illegals"


8 posted on 03/27/2006 11:39:59 AM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


9 posted on 03/27/2006 11:40:34 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: TASMANIANRED

Further proof that kids ARE young skulls full of mush. Wanna bet that their indoctrinators, er, teachers "encouraged" this action?


10 posted on 03/27/2006 11:40:49 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Of course, high school students know everything. This was no set up, either.

/sarcasm


11 posted on 03/27/2006 11:41:11 AM PST by SerpentDove (Free Republic is more powerful than Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw put together.)
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To: Army Air Corps

What about the Hub? Is all quiet on 19th Street, I wonder?


12 posted on 03/27/2006 11:41:36 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

It's so easy to get high school kids to protest anything. Just tell them they'll get out of class for the day.


13 posted on 03/27/2006 11:41:40 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

"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?


14 posted on 03/27/2006 11:42:27 AM PST by Sax (Ahmagonnadoajihad - His name says it all)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
The students said the decision to walk out of school was made Monday morning.

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.

15 posted on 03/27/2006 11:42:34 AM PST by CrawDaddyCA (There is no such thing as a fair fight. Thou shall win at all costs!!)
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To: SerpentDove

"This was no set up, either."

Well orchestrated "spontaneous" walkout.


16 posted on 03/27/2006 11:42:50 AM PST by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Williams
Lock the school doors and don't let them back in without a birth certificate or a green card.

That would work for me.

17 posted on 03/27/2006 11:43:12 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (There's always a reason to choose life.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Getting a kid to cut school in the spring is really easy.


18 posted on 03/27/2006 11:43:45 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Thes kids will be our next hamburger flippers.

Children from China and India will eat their lunch.

19 posted on 03/27/2006 11:44:24 AM PST by pop-gun (A dumbed down population is more dangerous to our country than terrorism.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


20 posted on 03/27/2006 11:45:15 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: hispanarepublicana

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.


21 posted on 03/27/2006 11:45:32 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
"We're the hardest working people in the country and they're trying to take us away," another student said.

You're a student who skips out of school. You call that "working hard"?

22 posted on 03/27/2006 11:45:39 AM PST by montag813
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
When I was in high school, I fanatically endorsed any cause that got me out of class.
23 posted on 03/27/2006 11:46:09 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Remember 9/11. The left have already forgotten.)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

My answer is POP QUIZ, no makeup.

Simple questions, negative score for those who have unexplained absences.


24 posted on 03/27/2006 11:46:17 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Actually, these "activitists" are merely in training to ask "Would you like fries with your burger?" ... something they can't learn in a classroom.


25 posted on 03/27/2006 11:46:21 AM PST by LNewman
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To: GianniV
Future Democrat voters!

Not if Bush has his way.

26 posted on 03/27/2006 11:46:49 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: TASMANIANRED

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 :-)).


27 posted on 03/27/2006 11:47:10 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

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).


28 posted on 03/27/2006 11:48:04 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


29 posted on 03/27/2006 11:48:48 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Does anyone take protesting high school students seriously? All they care about is they got out of math for a day.


30 posted on 03/27/2006 11:48:52 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
"This is a country of immigrants. How are you......

....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!!

Doogle

31 posted on 03/27/2006 11:50:51 AM PST by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


32 posted on 03/27/2006 11:51:36 AM PST by SailormanCGA72
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To: LNewman
"activitists".

LOL

supposed to be "activists"

33 posted on 03/27/2006 11:52:21 AM PST by LNewman
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To: hispanarepublicana

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!"


34 posted on 03/27/2006 11:52:31 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


35 posted on 03/27/2006 11:53:24 AM PST by American Quilter
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


36 posted on 03/27/2006 11:53:52 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: American Quilter

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.


37 posted on 03/27/2006 11:56:48 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: weegee

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.


38 posted on 03/27/2006 11:58:41 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: mortal19440
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.

My head hurts...

39 posted on 03/27/2006 12:00:01 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: hispanarepublicana

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? :-)


40 posted on 03/27/2006 12:01:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


41 posted on 03/27/2006 12:02:42 PM PST by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Send them all to detention....I mean a detention camp for deportation.


42 posted on 03/27/2006 12:02:54 PM PST by Daytyn71 (Today's Illegals are Tomorrow's Democrats)
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To: Army Air Corps

I LOVE IT!


43 posted on 03/27/2006 12:03:01 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


44 posted on 03/27/2006 12:04:47 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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and planned to end it at Interstate 45.

And then what? That's three miles from the school.

45 posted on 03/27/2006 12:05:32 PM PST by Dog Gone
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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..


46 posted on 03/27/2006 12:06:26 PM PST by 57Chevy (Freedom is not Free!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

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.


47 posted on 03/27/2006 12:07:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Very true.


48 posted on 03/27/2006 12:07:16 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Dog Gone
And then what? That's three miles from the school.

Implement the REAL plan: Go to the mall and hang out.

49 posted on 03/27/2006 12:08:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: weegee

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.


50 posted on 03/27/2006 12:09:26 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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