Truckee High students protest immigration bill |

Truckee High students protest immigration bill

Photo by Emma Garrard/Sun News ServiceWith signs and a Mexican flag in-hand, Tahoe Truckee High School students protested proposed immigration legislation on Donner Pass Road Monday.

A series of student protests took place at high schools in the Lake Tahoe region today, including a mid-morning walkout by roughly 30 students at Tahoe Truckee High School.

The protest at Truckee High, which Vice Principal Grant Steunenberg said was impromptu and seemed to be poorly planned, was in response to a number of immigration bills that are circulating at various levels of government.

Students on the north and south shores of Tahoe also joined the protests. Tens of thousands of students walked out of schools in California and other states.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping election-year immigration legislation today that clears the way for 11 million illegal aliens to seek U.S. citizenship without having to first leave the country. A coalition of Democrats and Republicans also agreed to strip out proposed criminal penalties for residents found to be in this country illegally.

” The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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