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City Leaders Ask That Students Skip Boycott

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April 27, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and Roy Romer, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, co-signed a letter to parents this week urging them to keep their children in school Monday, the day immigration activists are advocating a boycott of schools, stores and work.

"We are not opposed to student protests after school or on weekends," the letter said. "Missing school is not in the best interest of our children."

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