Students from Crescenta Valley High School joined thousands of high school students across California who took to the streets protesting against the new immigration measures approved Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The six girls, five from CVHS, held up signs at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Boulevard asking passing motorists to honk if they are of latino heritage and showing their dislike of House Resolution 4437.
HR 4437 calls for a variety of steps to rein-in mass illegal immigration. The plan that was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, at a 12-to-6 vote, would allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship, while also tightening border security and enforcing existing bans on the hiring of undocumented workers. The legislation also imposes stiffer penalties on illegal immigrants. Illegal entry is considered a misdemeanor offense but would become a felony if the legislation becomes law. It also would mean illegal aliens could receive jail form immigration violations.