The students at the school I teach at are all buzzing about the student walkout protesting the immigration bill that passed in Congress last fall. The funny thing is that the walkout has been going on for three days now and they are only now starting to catch wind of it.
Now I'm all for civil disobedience and peaceful protest, but I'm really discouraged at how little these students really know about what they're actually protesting. When I asked what the bill was about most of them weren't sure and some had only rumor to report.
In fact, if you don't know, the bill will make it easier for illeagal immigrants to be sent back to Mexico, expanding the powers of state and local police in handling the issue.
The students here only think that the bill will allow police to raid the homes of illegal aliens in the night and send them packing without notice to Mexico. I don't pretend to know all the details, but the ways that the students expound ridiculous rumors as being excuses for civil unrest. There was a fight this morning in the commons. All in the name of protest over this bill.
I guess we will see if it's all been talk or if they are actually going to walk.