DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Students at Moisés E. Molina High School in Dallas walked out of their classes Thursday as part of the Day Without Immigrants movement happening around the United States.READ MORE: VIDEO: A Candid Conversation With Kristaps Porzingis
An estimated 200 students walked out of the school and into a parking lot.
The walkout was coordinated through social media as a walk in solidarity with others who wanted to make a statement about immigration.READ MORE: North Texas Police Officers Escort Body Of Euless Detective Killed By Drunk Driver To Funeral Home
Several students told CBS 11 that their parents didn’t have legal status and wanted to walk out to support their parents.
The Dallas school district said they allowed the students the opportunity to express their First Amendment rights.
The Day Without Immigrants movement was felt in North Texas and around the U.S. as many restaurants were either short-staffed or closed.MORE NEWS: 20-Year-Old Dallas Man Arrested After Killing 19-Year-Old Ex-Girlfriend
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