“Yes we can” was the now familiar rallying cry as a sea of people blanketed the Capitol lawn. Instead of cars, streets were filled with signs like “amnesty for all” and “Illegal Immigrants are the Government’s scapegoats.” 13-year old Crystal Gasca of Sacramento says it was important to her to skip school to attend because some of her family members are here illegally:
“I felt it was so important because so many people who I know and others who want their families to stay together.”
Her mother Josephina was there with her – missing work. She says that was a tough decision:
“To tell you the truth it felt scary. It was really hard because usually at the place where I work we’re very united and we split up.”
There has been a division over the boycott – with some people saying they couldn’t afford to miss a day’s wages.