Student Walkouts for Immigrant RightsSan Francisco Bay Area 29 Mar 2006 16:09 GMT
On Monday March 27th, word spread fast around high schools in the Pajaro Valley School District that students would be walking out of their classes at 11:00am in protest of anti-immigrant legislation known as HR 4437. The message of the students was that the United States is nothing without Mexicans and HR 4437 is racist. Monday's local walkouts, including thousands of students, were at Watsonville HS, Pajaro Valley HS, Aptos HS, Alisal HS, and Alvarez HS. Student walkouts have erupted throughout California, but are also occuring in cities nation-wide. The actions continued on Tuesday.