Thousands of students protest immigration bill
Monday, March 27, 2006
In Escondido, students began the day with a protest rally in downtown's Grape Day Park. Then they started marching through the streets.
Scores of students from Escondido's Grant Middle School walked eastward down a busy thoroughfare. Some held Mexican flags, others carried make-shift signs on pizza boxes.
Eighth grader Angel Garcia said he's sick of all the immigrant bashing.
Garcia: They stereotype Mexicans like the stereotype them as Chicanos and gangsters and stuff. But that's not true, man.
Students said they're worried about pending legislation that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally. Many students fear if it became law, their parents would labeled as criminals.
Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.
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