Sunday, July 16, 2017

Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law - News Taco

Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law - News Taco:

Latin@ high school students are rising to protest hateful SB 4 law in Texas.

Students raising a fist at the WT White High School Day Without Immigrants walkout. (Photo courtesy of Madison Barber)


These young Latin@s are organizing a strike and a protest against hateful laws in Texas. Click on The Grito to support them. VL



 Four months ago, on February 16, thousands of high school students across Texas joined in a collective effort to stand up against hate. On that day, we stood with our classmates and walked out of school to join the national “Day Without Immigrants” strike. It was a non-violent protest against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and retaliatory immigration raids in central Texas. We intend to rise again against Texas’s SB 4.

That day we walked out of school to show the world that we will not live in fear or be divided by injustice.  The message from students was clear:  This is our home.  And we will fight to get the Latino community in Texas the dignity and respect that we deserve.
That’s exactly what we did and will continue to do.
Since that day in February, we have worked to organize our community to fight the attacks against immigrants, Latinos and all people of color.  Today, that means fighting back against SB 4, Texas’ racist “show me your papers” law, and it means building grassroots power from the ground up.
Signed into law on May 7 by Texas Governor Abbott, SB 4 is one of the most anti-Latino and anti-immigrant laws in the country.
When the law goes into effect on September 1, SB 4 will force local police into the role of Texas High Schoolers Rise Against Anti-Immigrant SB 4 Law - News Taco:

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