Some immigrants in Los Angeles joined a national "Day Without Immigrants" Thursday, a protest encouraging immigrants to effectively withdraw from the economy for a day to dramatize the roles they play in American society.
Also, since the undertone of the event is illegal immigration, here's a recent piece from the Pew Research Center, "Five Facts about Illegal Immigration", that may surprise you.
Most dependent on foreign labour are construction companies and restaurants, whose kitchen and wait staff in many cases are immigrants. A rep for Blue Ribbon writes to say Eric and Bruce Bromberg will shut down the majority of their New York City restaurants tomorrow, too, including Blue Ribbon Brasserie and Blue Ribbon Sushi.
"It's really a show of support for our staff, and as a team and a family as a whole", said co-owner Eric Bromberg, to Reuters.
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Kim Jong-nam's wife is now staying in Beijing with a son, while his second wife is living in Macao with a son and a daughter. North Korea has sought to draw in Malaysian tourists, and also imports goods including palm oil from the country.
In the Los Angeles Times last March, writers and activists Mark and Paul Engler argued that the experience of organizing and protesting paved the way for later gains - like the protests at then-President Obama's 2012 campaign headquarters that came a few weeks before the announcement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which holds off deportations for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Some have deliberately chosen to show up at their place of business out of a sense of obligation. Chicken is affordable in super markets, advocates contend, because Mexicans and other immigrants work in chicken plants, sometimes in undesirable conditions. In his 1 month in office, he has taken action to limit immigration and pledged to increase deportation of immigrants living in the USA illegally.
On Monday, thousands took the streets of Milwaukee to protest President Trump's executive orders on immigration as well as the county sheriff's interest in cracking down on undocumented immigrants in the areas.