On 16 February, immigrant workers in the US sent a powerful message to Donald Trump. And many Americans joined them.
Their goal was to show the anti-immigrant Trump Administration that the US economy needs immigration, and would run into serious difficulties without immigrant labour. Around the country, said The New York Times:
carpenters, plumbers, cooks, cleaners and grocery store owners decided to answer [the call] and not work on Thursday as part of a national “day without immigrants” in protest of the Trump administration’s policies toward them.
And numerous Twitter users hammered home the point about the US needing immigrants:
— Kait 🌈 (@itzzkait) February 16, 2017
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