If the flyers have made their way to Banning, then it must really be happening. Joey picked this up from Chelo's Taco Shop last night.
Basically it says that the boycott is happening on May 1st. We are not suppose to go to work, send our kids to school, spend any money, or even deposit or cash checks at the bank. The idea here is to let the rest of the country know how valuable the immigrant population is. I am anxious to know how many people will boycott, because if it is a high percentage it could really make an impact in California. Think about it, really think about it. This is a very contraversial topic. I think that those who oppose immigrants in the US don't completely understand the role that immigrants play in this country. Not to mention the history that this country has of inviting immigrants to work in this country. My grandfather first came to this country during the Bracero Program during WWII. In order for immigration to happen there is are push and pull factors happening. Mexico pushes them out and we pull them in. As the grandchild of an immigrant I know how wonderful this country is and the opportunity that is here. My grandfather came to this country, worked hard all his life and over the years produced a large family filled with good, law-abiding citizens who all make this world a better place.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Looks like its really happening.
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