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L.A. Unified Urges Students and Teachers Not to Join ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protests

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L.A. Unified is urging students not to join in any walkouts or demonstrations planned for Thursday as part of a national “Day without Immigrants” being marked across the country.

Hundreds of students walk from their East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights high schools on Nov. 14 in protest over the election of Donald Trump. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Hundreds of students walk from their East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights high schools on Nov. 14 in protest over the election of Donald Trump. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

The nation’s second-largest school district contacted parents and employees via voicemail on Wednesday evening with a recording by Alma Pena-Sanchez, LAUSD’s chief of staff.

“While we respect everyone’s right to have their voices heard and to participate in civic action such as protest, all students and staff are encouraged and expected to come to school,” Pena-Sanchez said.

“A Day Without Immigrants” actions are expected to take place in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities with large immigrant populations.

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