Thursday, March 12, 2015

Deport Laxalt? Protesters in Nevada Challenge State Participation in Texas v. United States


Here is some out of the ordinary protest news

Protesters in Carson City, Nevada Wednesday stormed the office of newly elected Attorney General Adam Laxalt and then shut down the street in front of the state capitol building for more than an hour. Protestors, many affiliated with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, demanded that Laxalt withdraw from the lawsuit (Texas v. United States) challenging President Obama's November 2014 executive action on immigration.

Protest organizers estimated that the crowd was between 150 and 200 people. Many were bused in overnight from Las Vegas, although other protestors came from the Reno area and from rural Nevada, organizers said. 

Many of the demonstrators felt that if the lawsuit Laxalt joined with 25 other states is successful, it would increase the chances of undocumented workers being torn away from their families in the U.S. and deported.

"We want Adam Laxalt to pull out of the immigration lawsuit that is threatening to tear Nevada families apart, 97 percent of whom has been here longer than he has," said Bob Fulkerson, executive director of PLAN and a protest organizer. Laxalt, the grandson of former Nevada Gov. and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, moved to Nevada full-time in 2011. He was elected attorney general in November.


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