Arizona Students walk out in protest of SB 1070

Arizona students walk out of class in protest of SB 1070

In the ongoing vigil to veto SB 1070 in Phoenix, Arizona, today, more than 500 students walked out of a local h igh school in protest of the impending bill.

Two of the students from Metro Tech High School, Diana Antunez and Miguel Vasquez had this to say:

” We walked out for our family, we don’t want SB 1070 to pass. It would affect more than half of my family who would be in risk of getting deported and I would be left alone in this country as a minor.”

Diana was born in Phoenix. Her parents parents immigrated to the city 18 years ago and have been working hard to provide for their families ever since, despite not being eligible for citizenship.

“I get very emotional to see all of the people gathering together for the same cause, to do what’s right for Arizona and veto SB1070”.

Miguel has never been a part of of a movement like this and believes that by leaving school he will be able to affect the governor’s decision. He wished he could meet the governor face-to-face to be able to make the case for his own family.

Both Diana and Miguel say tomorrow they will not be going to school as a show of protest against SB 1070. They hope to show Governor Brewer that the current situation is keeping them from obtaining a proper education because they live in constant fear. Fear of having their parents taken away. Fear that their younger siblings will be left abandoned.

“If the governor sees that by signing this bill she will be keeping students from school hopefully she will veto it so students can continue to get an education and live normal lives like our classmates”.

The students plan on keeping from school until SB 1070 is vetoed.

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8 responses to “Arizona Students walk out in protest of SB 1070

  1. Now these are real people, standing up for what is right.

  2. Pingback: And justice for all: Students fight SB 1070 in Arizona « Reform Immigration For America

  3. We have to get together and fight for what is right for our people, if we don’t we will see a lot of families suffer.

  4. Rachel Firm…the first human the right to LIFE. You are denying it to the citizens and residents of Arizona. The first duty of the USA govt…the only one spelled out in the Constituion is to defend the borders of the USA. Sen.McCain..not a foe to Immigration…was on TV tonight…detailing the Horrible murders now occuring in Arizona. WHEN reasonable people say the violence is out of control..the drugs are out of control..the number of illegals…entering through Arizona..drug runners..human smugglers…human slave sellers…is out of control..when they call for troops on the border..and YOU DEMONIZE them..WHO ARE YOU? WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?

  5. I believe that all these people have a point. The governor thinks she is doing a good thing and helpping us by passing SB1070 when in reality all she is doing is harming a lot of people and families.


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  7. Arizona has nothing on Mexico when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens. While open-borders activists decry new enforcement measures signed into law in Arizona last week, they remain deaf, dumb or willfully blind to the unapologetically restrictionist policies of our neighbors to the south.

    The Arizona law bans sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens penalties against illegal alien day laborers and their employers, makes it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to complete and carry an alien registration document, and allows the police to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving they are in the U.S. legally. If those rules constitute the racist, fascist, xenophobic, inhumane regime that the National Council of La Raza, Al Sharpton, Catholic bishops and their grievance-mongering followers claim, then what about these regulations and restrictions imposed on foreigners?

    – The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?
    – If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam and prove they can provide their own healthcare.
    – Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in our country.
    – Law enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.
    – Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’ identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

    All of these provisions are enshrined in Mexico’s Ley General de Población (General Law of the Population) and were spotlighted in a 2006 research paper published by the Washington, DC-based Center for Security Policy. There’s been no public clamor for “comprehensive immigration reform” in Mexico, however, because pro-illegal alien speech by outsiders is prohibited.

  8. I’m black and my wife is anglo. After her daughter abandoned the son she had with a Mexican national, she refused to give us any information about him. After searching for over 2 years, we were able to find him and re-establish a relationship with him and his family.

    Even though they never married, we consider him our son-in-law and want to help him and his parents become naturalized citizens. Out of respect for the thousands of immigrants who were willing and able to follow the existing path to citizenship, my wife and I have decided to help our son-in-law and his parents and walk that same path with them.

    My questions for you are: 1. Why are your parents ineligible for citizenship? 2. Why don’t we ever hear of opponents of SB1070 offering to help illegal immigrants become legal immigrants following existing laws? 3. How is supporting illegal immigration fair to those who put in the time and effort to do it legally?

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