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Protesters Against Immigration Lawsuit Descend on Carson City

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More than 100 immigration and progressive activists protested outside of Attorney General Adam Laxalt's office demanding he remove Nevada from a lawsuit blocking a halt to deportations of some immigrants.

Protesters marched to Laxalt's office on Wednesday because they say he refused to meet with them in person.

The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada planned this protest because they want to keep families together. They believe Laxalt testifying against President Obama's executive order on immigration is mean-spirited. "For Adam Laxalt to say we want to deport them is inexcusable. It's reprehensible. We wanted to send that message to him loud and clear but he was too cowardly to meet with us. He ran,” says Bob Fulkerson of PLAN.
Protesters also blocked traffic along Carson Street, but the sheriff's office did not make any arrests.
Protesters are asking for a reprieve from deportation while Congress passes a reform.
Nevada has a high rate of undocumented people but protesters say that each immigrant is a part of our community. "You know an immigrant whether you realize it or not. Your son could be sitting next to them in class, they could be serving you coffee at Starbucks,” says Laura Martin of Las Vegas.

Now we reached out to the Attorney General's office to respond to today's protests. All they could say so far is that he was not there to meet with protesters.   

In an interview with Channel 2 last month, Governor Brian Sandoval said he disagrees with the lawsuit Laxalt decided to join and that immigration issues should be handled through legislation.
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