That’s the question being posed by some immigrants across the country who are striking Thursday by staying home from work and/or not making any purchases.
In light of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, these protesters aim to underscore the economic and cultural contributions of immigrants to the U.S. Some restaurants have closed down for the day or are working with minimal staff. Some schools have closed as well, though LAUSD administrators have urged students and staff to be present.
If you’re participating in the #DayWithoutImmigrants, we want to hear from you. What do you hope to accomplish? Are you a business owner or employee who is affected by this today? Or are you an immigrant who’s choosing not to participate, and if so, why?
Call in at 866-893-5722.
Patrick May, business reporter for the Mercury News