Hundreds Expected to Participate in 'Day Without Immigrants'

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17 February, 2017

"I wouldn't be able to run it without them in the first place", Park said.

In US cities from Washington DC to the east to Los Angeles to the west, from Austin, Texas to the south to Minneapolis in the north, thousands of businesses have closed their doors to support those going on strike Thursday.

A national grassroots campaign is urging immigrants to avoid work and shopping on Thursday to demonstrate how their absence could effect the United States economy.

As Trump continues his mission to round up the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, the immigrant community is sending him a stark message: The country doesn't work without us.

Meanwhile, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is recognizing the protest by covering up or removing artwork created or gifted by immigrants.

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"It will be a very limited menu because we are not as talented as the people who normally work there", McDonough told the Post, adding that the employees participating in the boycott will be paid.

Some members of the Breckenridge Restaurant Association are waiting to see if workers show up Thursday, and will make a decision on whether to close if there are too many absences, the Summit Daily reports.

Days later, Trump signed a sweeping order that temporarily banned people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely barred Syrians from the country, though an appeals court order temporarily blocked the order. Andres is entangled in a legal fight against President Trump over a failed restaurant bid at one of Trump's properties.

Organizers appealed to immigrants from all walks of life to take part, but the effects were felt most strongly in the restaurant industry. Immigrants participating in the "A Day Without Immigrants" campaign are expected to stay home from work or school and refrain from shopping or other commercial activities.

In New York City, a number of restaurants will not be open Thursday, as many of their workers are immigrants. Advocates say immigrants often do work that other residents of the U.S.do not want to do. She said she was protesting during her lunch break because she thought it was important right now to support her community.


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