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DALLAS Hundreds of people in North Texas and across the U.S. are holding a National Day of Protest. They re rallying against illegal immigration, amnesty and the border surge.

There are 34 demonstrations planned in Texas alone, including every major metropolitan city from El Paso to Houston.

The Make them Listen movement is taking shape nationwide with protests in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Here at home, dozens of protesters will crowd outside Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkin s office hoping he ll listen.

They re gathering at 11 a.m. and will put pressure on Jenkins to reconsider bringing 2,000 border kids here to Dallas. Jenkins has been pushing to shelter the kids here for months now.

He told News 8 earlier this week that the kids would be temporarily housed at three locations in Dallas county: An old Parkland hospital warehouse, a vacant school in Dallas and another in Grand Prairie.

Officials with Grand Prairie ISD say it s not yet a done deal for the former Lamar Alternative School.

They heard from several families Thursday night who weighed in on whether they want these kids in their neighborhood.

The school board will take up a vote on whether the Lamar school will be used.

Meantime we're still waiting on an exact timeline as to when the kids will get here. The federal government will foot the bill once they do arrive.

E-mail: jdoren@wfaa.com

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