Im­mi­grant work­ers to protest by stay­ing home

Cape Breton Post - - CLASSIFIEDS/WORLD -

PHILADEL­PHIA — Or­ga­niz­ers in ci­ties across the U.S. are telling im­mi­grants to miss class, miss work and not pa­tron­ize busi­nesses Thurs­day. “A Day With­out Im­mi­grants” is meant to show how crit­i­cal they are to the U.S. econ­omy and the coun­try’s way of life. Ac­tions are planned in ci­ties in­clud­ing Philadel­phia, Wash­ing­ton, and Austin, Texas. It comes in re­sponse to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion. Trump has pledged to in­crease de­por­ta­tion of im­mi­grants liv­ing in the coun­try il­le­gally, build a wall along the Mex­i­can bor­der, and ban peo­ple from cer­tain ma­jor­ity-Mus­lim coun­tries from com­ing into the U.S. He has blamed high un­em­ploy­ment on im­mi­gra­tion. Or­ga­niz­ers in Philadel­phia say they ex­pect hun­dreds of work­ers and fam­i­lies to par­tic­i­pate. They say the ac­tion will also demon­strate the po­ten­tial ef­fect of mas­sive im­mi­gra­tion raids in the city.

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