Broad support in USA to protest #UnDiaSinInmigrantes
|They closed many businesses in the U.S. to support campaign a day without immigrants. | Photo: @eldiariony|
Thousands of people joined Thursday in the United States the initiative “A day without immigrants”, in response to President Donald Trump, who has promised to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally.
From social networks, various organizations was convened not to carry out activities to demonstrate to American society on the harmful effects of the migration policy of the new Government.
> Why are immigrants to the United States important?
In the early hours of Thursday hastag #DayWithoutImmigrants recorded a high traffic, with tweeters announcing addition a day without work, without schools and other activities, either claiming the uselessness of the event.
Some users claimed that Trump management measures is addressed only to those who lack documents that legalize their stay, what have those documents should be quiet. But in response, other tweeters emphasized that it is not only those who lack such documents, but to send a message that all immigrants have made large to United States.
There were acts of the “day without immigrants” in cities such as Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston, Chicago and New York.
“Our goal is to highlight the necessity that Philadelphia extended policies that stop the criminalization of communities of color,” said Erika Almirón, Executive Director of together, a nonprofit that works with Hispanic immigrants. “What would happen if the raids massive be realized?” What would be the appearance of the city? “.”
Photos: how looks NYC with part of their businesses closed for “A day without immigrants” https://t.co/jV9rPnidWC pic.twitter.com/inUVpbKp7R – Juan Antonio Tirado (@jatirado) 16 February 2017 the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, is one of the rulers of several cities in the country that have pledged to maintain the status of “sanctuary” and have refused to assist the federal authorities with the deportations.
Many people that not were to work this Thursday not receive remuneration, but argued of that the participation in this action is worth the penalty.
#Mexico us live a day without immigrants.
Dozens of restaurants and bars closed in protest of policies of trumphttps://t.co/ox58kY8GkT pic.twitter.com/xBsxl0nENa – AnonymouS (@NewHacktivist) 17 February 2017 dozens of businesses in the city of Chicago closed their doors in support of the day of “A day without immigrants”.
Four of the restaurants from chef Rick Bayless did not open in support of their immigrant workers.
Popular businesses come together for “A day without immigrants” boycott https://t.co/zhcDNZV7Wy pic.twitter.com/oXirCPJuhr – World politics (@WPolitics_) 16 February 2017 in Chicago, the sixth Metropolitan U.S. by number of immigrants without documents according to the Pew Research Center, the main activity was a rally at Union Park.
> Delivered Valentines to migrant detainees, U.S. Trump based his campaign on the construction of a wall along the United States-Mexico border and attributed high unemployment to immigration. As President has asked to veto the entry of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.