From the people who brought you the recent protests and school walks out comes yet another, and possibly even more effective, show of support for illegal immigrants:
The Great American Boycott on May1st calls for “No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.)”.
The questions now are will these repeated rallies lead to protester burnout, or will they backfire on an American public already skeptical of illegal aliens demanding additional rights?
I, for one, am fascinated by the current situation in large part because my opinion on the issue is so split. The demonstrations proved to me that labeling all illegals “criminals” would be ineffective – do we really want our law enforcement agencies taxed with deporting millions (and millions) of people who came to the United States to work? But while I would never label migrant workers as anything less than hard workers who care for their family, I often wonder which Federal, State, and local laws these same people will be expected to recognize and respect?
In the meantime, I watch in awe as history is being made and protests are happening that are actually have an effect on public opinion, as well as my own.