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Mexican flag raised over American high school

Whittier area students from Pioneer, California and Whittier high schools walked out of classes to protest the proposed federal immigration bill March 27, 2006. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upsidedown at Montebello High.

More pictures here. The pictures are from this paper, but none of their links worked in my browsers.

Immigration · Tue, 03/28/2006 - 21:19 · Importance: 1

Tue, 05/09/2006 - 16:34
Tami

I don't feel that they have any right to put there flag up in a american school plus put our flag upside down and under theres they just seem to want everything and the government is giving them everything they want I am not a raiseist but feel they should earn there way here not push there way here and expect everything

Fri, 05/05/2006 - 18:24
James

I have no problem with people from other countries wanting to become U.S. Citizen, but flying the U.S. Flag upside down is a disrespect to the men and women who have given their lives for this country. I'm a veteran and that makes me sick at my stomach and I won't support their rights now.

Fri, 04/28/2006 - 12:53
Rog

These people have no rights at all.
And all the illegals should be rounded up and sent back home.
Are own people do not get enough attention.

Tue, 04/25/2006 - 09:36
Lamar

Karla,

NO. The "non-citizens" do not have a right to protest, freedom of speech, or any other rights guaranteed by the UNITED STATES Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This is for CITIZENS of America, not ILLEGAL immigrants. I have no problem with anyone from anywhere moving here to work or become a citizen. This is the greatest nation in the world. It should however be done legally.

Props to Shedrick for doing this the right way, and I completely agree with your statement that the blame lies not only with the illegals but with the industry that enables their continued flow into the county. Businesses and business owners who employee illegal's should suffer penalties, sanctions, and eventually dissolution if they persist in hiring illegal workers.

Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:58
Shedrick

Well B, I understand where you are coming from. However, I'm currently undergoing my citizenship legally in the United States. I couldn't help but read what you said, "Listening to sound bites stating illegal immigrants will do jobs many Americans will not do is outrageous. This is about cheap labor pure and simple. Is it true Americans will not do construction work, or work in hotels and restaurants, or in an office setting, or cleaning up New Orleans?" I don't think that you should just put the blame solely on the immigrant because it's the American Citizens who are willing to give the jobs to immigrants because of cheap labor. Why don't you get upset at the Business owner for giving away the job to non-citizens; regardless of cheap labor? It's quit obvious that a business owner will try to save as much money as he possibly can for the work he/she needs to be productive. So why is it that the blame is only heading in one direction?

Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:57
Shedrick

Well B, I understand where you are coming from. However, I'm currently undergoing my citizenship legally in the United States. I couldn't help but read what you said, "Listening to sound bites stating illegal immigrants will do jobs many Americans will not do is outrageous. This is about cheap labor pure and simple. Is it true Americans will not do construction work, or work in hotels and restaurants, or in an office setting, or cleaning up New Orleans?" I don't think that you should just put the blame solely on the immigrant because it's the American Citizens who are willing to give the jobs to immigrants because of cheap labor. Why don't you get upset at the Business owner for giving away the job to non-citizens; regardless of cheap labor? It's quit obvious that a business owner will try to say as much money as he possibly can for the work he/she needs to be productive. So why is it that the blame is only heading in one direction?

Sat, 04/01/2006 - 08:56
B

The following was sent to Senator Durbin, Senator Obama, Congressman Rush, Representative Davis, Senator Meeks March 27, 2006

Senator Durbin:

The following is an email I felt compelled to send to CNN and I am forwarding a copy to you. I could no longer sit idly by and not voice my opinion. Many Democrats like myself, many African Americans like myself, many females like myself, many veterans like myself, feel this way and are very disappointed in our political leaders. I have been watching several illegal immigrants put a roof on a house a block away from my home this past week. Are you saying Americans will not do this work? I have relatives with experience in the restaurant industry, but can

Thu, 03/30/2006 - 18:26
boofugg

i a gingo an i poud of it.

Thu, 03/30/2006 - 15:37
petty bourgeois

No, as a non-citizen you have no rights, except the right to be deported back home, where you belong.

If illegals just come here to work, why are they 30% of the federal prison population?

I would also suggest that you refrain from referring to whites as "gingos," lest you expose your racism, and you may want to learn how to spell before you make comments on a weblog, karla.

Wed, 03/29/2006 - 21:03
karla

these kids are just standing up for their people and for what they believe in. we have as much right to speak out our opinions, citizens or non-citizens. these "illegals" come to the U.S. to work. what's the harm in that? if the sitiuation was the other way around gingos would raise hell too.

Wed, 03/29/2006 - 07:02
perroazul del norte

Probably "America"(i.e. the USA) is just a meaningless abstraction to these ni

Wed, 03/29/2006 - 03:59
boofugg

Shame on me. I am an American citizen and I have not taken action to protect my country.

Wed, 03/29/2006 - 01:10
John S Bolton
www.johnsbolton.net

I hope the people see how these illegals are marching against our sovereignty, and react strongly against obstacles to immigration law enforcement. Indeed this is a graphic display of the nature of their demand; it is for sovereignty, not assimilation, jobs, housing or 'food on the table'.

Mon, 01/26/2009 - 00:07
john

I hate to see this kind of action among these students. No one ablsolutely No ONE in the United States should do or take such actions. I am a Mexican American yet, by no means do I support such actions. I love this country I as much as I love my roots but never would disrespect the country who seen me grow up and given many opportunities to me and my family. American public, not all Mexicans think alike these are a few among the many who indeed appreciate this country and would not do anything to insult it. God Bless.

Wed, 04/15/2009 - 21:03
Hard Core

This is an act of war. They should all be shot.

Wed, 04/15/2009 - 21:10
Hard Core

To the undereducated moron who wrote the below quote: Any self respecting citizen has the right to reject work that pays well below a living wage. Collectively refusing to take underpaid jobs causes a drop in the labor supply and this causes wages to rise. You are destroying the economy and any hope of a self-adjusting wage. A principal this economy is based on. The only reason the wages stay so low is because there is always some ignorant drunken imigrant that will take under paid jobs. Due to NAFTA I haven't seen a wage increase in 20 years. It's time to stop playing around with these issues and start getting physical. "I don't think that you should just put the blame solely on the immigrant because it's the American Citizens who are willing to give the jobs to immigrants because of cheap labor. Why don't you get upset at the Business owner for giving away the job to non-citizens; regardless of cheap labor? It's quit obvious that a business owner will try to save as much money as he possibly can for the work he/she needs to be productive. So why is it that the blame is only heading in one direction?"