Saturday, April 08, 2006

Rally for illegal immigration is MCPS version of community service

Demonstrating in Washington on behalf of illegal immigration is a form of "community service" for which Montgomery County students should receive credit, according to MCPS.

"Maryland students are required to put in 60 hours of community service to graduate from high school," according to the Washington Post. "They can undertake a number of activities - including work for political campaigns - as long as the work is done for a secular, nonprofit community organization that is tax-exempt and that school officials have approved."

MCPS says the illegal immigrant protest fits the "community service" criteria.

Protest organizers include Casa de Maryland and Mexicans Without Borders.