‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Backfires as Strikers Find Themselves Unemployed

On February 16, “A Day Without Immigrants,” thousands of people across the country refused to work and spend money in an effort to protest the Trump administration’s stance on immigration. Many businesses closed for the day because of a shortage in staff, and the strike received national media attention.


Thousands march down Jackson Boulevard towards Federal Plaza in support of immigrant rights in Chicago on February 16, 2017. This march was part of the 'A Day Without Immigrants' movement in which organizers across the United States asked immigrants to st

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