Businesses Across U.S. Close For ‘Day Without Immigrants’

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Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and other major U.S. cities plan to stay home today as part of a strike called “A Day Without Immigrants,” USA Today reports.

Coming on the heels of roundups of undocumented immigrants nationwide, organizers urge legal residents as well as undocumented ones to participate in the boycott in response to President Trump’s crackdown on immigration, which includes plans to build a border wall and a temporary immigration ban on nationals from certain Muslim-majority nations.

“From doctors to dishwashers, immigrants are integral to daily life in the U.S.,” tweeted Janet Murguia, president and CEO of National Council of La Raza, as she praised Spanish-American Chef Jose Andrés’ decision to close his Washington, D.C., restaurants today. Read more at USA Today.

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  1. So my spanish cleaning lady tells me that she is not coming today. I have her once a week so I guess this week the Shabbos cleaning will be more on us (actually not a bad thing). I told her its fine. Here is what happens next;
    ME: Why are you doing this?
    SHE: Dis Trump mon, he bad mon
    ME: Why?
    SHE: He no let my people come
    ME: Yes he does
    SHE: Yea?????
    ME: Yes, who says he wont?
    SHE: I dunnow. My friend say Trunp make me go back home
    ME: Not unless you committed a crime. Did you?
    SHE: no no no
    ME: So why are you not coming to work today? Are you you going to demonstrate?
    SHE: No me use day for see my Dr.
    ME: So this is a day off from working for me because your friend said so?
    SHE: Yea
    ME: Is your friend paying you for not working today?
    SHE: No, me no get mahnee today
    ME: Are you happy your not getting Money?
    SHE: No, me need da mahnee
    ME: So come to work and I will pay you
    SHE: OK, I come to work.

    And there you have it. Most of these people probably have no idea why they are walking out of work today other then because through social media they are being told to.

  2. Silliness. A day without immigrants today, and a day without women in March.

    These stupid “protests” will have zero impact on anything.

  3. I don’t see deportations of legal immigrants. They should call it as it is, a day without illegal immigrants. hmmm….. I’m wondering how many doctors, lawyers and actuaries will be staying home today.

  4. Terrific. Let these people take a whole week off, not just a day. That save their companies millions of dollars. If I was a boss I would greatly encourage this behavior. Then if they continued, I would gladly kick their ass out of my company.

  5. would it not be interesting if no one noticed. Would it not be interesting if it reverse and bite them in the back and the world went on anyway. Sometimes one chops their nose off to spite their face and people say at least it was not my nose that was chopped off. Maybe they should have shown how invincible they are and how we cannot live without them not by withholding but giving more. What if the restaurants gave free things away that day or people worked even harder that day and did extra favors. Positives sometimes work better then negatives. Protesters should show how great they are rather than how destructive they are.

  6. All these people are admitting to being ILLEGAL immigrants?
    No one is complaining about LEGAL immigrants, or even illegal immigrants who integrated into society as law-abiding peaceful Americans (whatever their religion). These governmental measures are attempts at weeding out or preventing people who might be a danger to this society or who were proven dangerous in their native country, AND MOST PEOPLE KNOW THAT.

  7. Just released first report 2/16/2017 9:00 am Our streets without these people are 30% safer than the average day . Crime is down 32% The roads are safer 48% less shoplifting reported

  8. GREAT IDEA. GO HOME FROM WHERE YOU CAME. THE ILLEGALS HAVE PASSED THE CHUTZPA STAGE. MAYBE WE CAN OPEN OUR EYES AND SEE WE DO NOT NEED THEM. PERHAPS NOW THE ECONOMY CAN RESTART.

  9. Since most of them don’t speak or read English, how is this going to work. I guess Mayor DeBlasio will provide interpreters at taxpayer expense.

  10. The biggest loser to this is your homeland! Mehicco! Enrique Peña Nieto! He should tell his people to start working as this is bringing down the mexican economy!

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