Where to start? She never mentions the kids are protesting in FAVOR of BREAKING THE LAW and people who DEFY the law and intrude upon the SOVEREIGNTY of the United States. Here comes the “hard working” immigrant platitudes but nary a word about law abiding hard working citizens. (Here’s a great piece by KPAM Talk Host Larry Elder on how Mexico treats illegal aliens. )
April 14, 2006
Superintendent Castillo Issues Statement on Student Immigration Rights Protests
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo released the following statement today:
“This week has seen a number of student marches in support of the rights of immigrants – in Portland, Salem, Woodburn and other Oregon communities. Let me first say that I am proud of the middle school and high school students who are exercising their first amendment right of free speech. I join them in support of the rights of hard-working immigrants and their families in Oregon. America has a long history of civil disobedience under leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. While they were strong advocates for change, those leaders also put a great deal of importance on education. I have been assured that school districts are following state law and their local policies by giving unexcused absences to students who skip class to attend these marches and rallies.