As you may know, thousands of high students have been skipping classes this week to protest new federal laws that will try to stop illegal immigration into the United States. With all the protests, sign-waving, and school-skipping, we feel like perhaps the community is confused about how the United States works. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain it to you.The United States is like a library. The library is open to the public and can be visited by anyone. The library welcomes all visitors.