• January 3Monday 1/16: No School (MLK Jr. Day)

  • January 3Half Day for Students: Wednesday 2/8

What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

As a “Day Without Immigrants” sweeps through the nation, immigrants from all around protest for change.

© REUTERS

© REUTERS

Jackeline Villa, Author

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Jorge wakes up everyday at 5 in the morning to get to his job at 5:30am. From 5:30am to 2pm he works hard hours on his feet for six days a week. He makes minimum wage and provides for 3 kids, a wife and a dog. Jorge only wants the best for his kids and does everything he can to provide for them.

But Jorge is one of millions of immigrants that do what is needed to provide for themselves and his family. And on February 16, 2017 “A Day Without Immigrants” protests breaking out all over the country called for action. The day went to show not only the government but the country in general what it would be like if immigrants were gone for one day.

Many immigrants did not go to work and some did not go to school or take their kids to school. All day was spent protesting and boycotting the government for change. Some even invited their bosses to close in order to show their support as in this tweet by Eunice A that reads, “My heart is so happy! I wrote my bosses and suggested that we closed the store today for #DayWithoutAnImmigrant and they went for it! ”.

Many have shared that the goal of this day was to show the affects of not having immigrants in order to demonstrate what it was like to not have immigrants at all. An overall goal was also to show many immigrant’s opposition on president Donald Trump’s order to build the border wall to keep illegals out of the country.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    7 Earthly Neighbors have Been Discovered…But should we even care?

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    Trump Administration Cracks Down On Illegal Immigrants

  • Opinion

    We Are One

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    Cows and Rice Linked to Global Warming

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    A store without a checkout line?

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    Stand Like the Standing Rock!

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    “Not My President”

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    News

    Mitt Romney is now a candidate for Secretary of State

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    Showcase

    Has American Democracy Failed Us?

  • What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?

    A&E

    Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy

The student news site of Infinity Institute
What to the Immigrant is a Working Day?