I'm sure this is all over the blogosphere, but HELL... it's like a new world order, 1984 without the snappy attempts to remake English. This is doubleplus ungood.
POT AND DEPORTATION
A Catalina High School student was busted for possession of marijuana at school last week. When police and the boy's parents showed up, the parents admitted the whole family immigrated to the U.S. illegally.
Police called Border Patrol, which they say is standard procedure. The teen, his brother and both parents have now been deported.
Tuesday the boy's friends at Catalina High School took to the streets, angry at the way it all went down.
They marched from the high school to downtown Tucson in protest.
Over the several mile walk, they march, chant and carry protest signs in support of a classmate sent back to Mexico.
"Yeah it makes me mad," says student Erick Quintero.
"We're protesting because they took one of our classmates," says student Joddy Borrego.
TUSD superintendent Roger Pfueffer says he planned to talk with TPD about what happened.
"The police are required to enforce laws, but we're asking immigration laws be not enforced on our campuses," Pfueffer says.
Border patrol says it doesn't raid schools or churches, but if another law enforcement agency calls, they respond and enforce the law.
"In this instance we were called to assist TPD who were in the presence of the first young man," says Border Patrol Agent Richard DeWitt.
TPD says it's looking at changing its policy where it would still contact Border Patrol but would not ask the federal agency to respond to a school.
"I really need to emphasize we didn't not go out there looking to enforce illegal immigration issues. We were there because criminal activity on the part of the juvenile we took proper action, followed our policies," says TPD Assistant Chief Roberto Villasenor.