February 16, 2017 is “A Day without Immigrants,” or “Un Día sin Inmigrantes,” in which many immigrants across the country have called for an immigrant shutdown of sorts to prove to President Trump that without immigrants in our community, we all lose – immigrants are what make America great!
The immigrant community is calling for a work stoppage by not showing up for work, or buying goods, or attending school, or opening their business.
Several businesses have shut down operations for the day. Acclaimed chefs Jose Andres and Rick Bayless have closed their restaurants in solidarity. Compare Foods, which carries food products from South and Central America, in North Carolina has closed all seven of its locations for the day. Spanish-language channels Univision and Telemondo have shut down for the day.