Student Immigrants Use Civil Rights-Era Strategies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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June 2, 2010

Students in the U.S. illegally are using strategies straight from the civil rights movement, even if it puts them in trouble with federal authorities.

In recent months, they staged protests outside federal immigration offices in Massachusetts and conducted a sit-in at Sen. Scott Brown's office.

Renata Teodoro is a 22-year-old illegal immigrant in Boston. She says students are looking to civil rights icons in their efforts to push a federal bill that would allow a pathway to citizenship via college enrollment or military service.

Immigrant student activists were recently detained after a sit-in at Arizona Sen. John McCain's offices. Others in Denver and Chicago have organized school walkouts.

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