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04/05/06 - Hudson

Hudson Students Protest Proposed Immigration Laws

by Ramonica R. Jones

More East Texas students are protesting plans to change federal immigration laws. A group of Hudson High School students walked out of class Wednesday morning and marched all the way to Lufkin.

This was the second week of student protests in Texas against the proposed changes. One bill being considered would make it a felony to be living and working in the U.S. illegally.

Lt. David Young said, "The Hudson Police Department was aware of it and was watching the students. The Lufkin Police Department has decided that we will not allow protests from outside the city limits to spill over into our jurisdiction."

A Lufkin High School student was among the 30 protestors at Wednesday's march. She got a ticket for truancy and was taken back to campus.

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