'Day Without Immigrants' protest planned in Baltimore

'Day Without Immigrants' protest planned in Baltimoreā€

In Houston, the initiative surfaced mainly online and has been spread through the use of social media.

"You don't want to do or say anything that could be interpreted as a threat", the restaurant association warned.

"Immigrants are the lifeblood of the restaurant industry", Jayaraman said. Trump's directive temporarily halted immigration from seven countries with a terror presence and halted America's refugee program until stricter background checks can be implemented.

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It's unclear how prevalent the protest will be in the Garden State, but Marilou Halvorsen, president of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association, told NJ Advance Media that trade associations around the US have told their members to prepare for the strike.

Hollywood captured a somewhat similar idea in the 2004 film "A Day Without A Mexican", in which all Mexicans in California disappear grinding the state to a halt and wreaking economic havoc.

Marches are planned in cities like Philadelphia, where it's likely up to 800 immigrants won't go to work. "Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff's desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country". Chapel Hill's Bagel Bar will remain open on Thursday as the eatery's immigrant workers strike, but in a statement, its owners said they wouldn't be where they are today without immigrant workers. "But the people who are here to work, and they pay taxes, they've got to stay". He took to Twitter to show his support: "As an immigrant I am proud to stand in solidarity w/ my brothers & sisters".

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While others note the strike is not without a certain sense of irony given the country's long, and often contentious, history of immigration stretching as far back in time to the country's first European colonists.

The federal government has long acknowledged that a majority of farm workers in US fields are undocumented.

What's most surprising about this protest is the fact that many employers are standing with the protestors and preparing to either close up shop during the protest or ramp down deliveries and shorten hours. They contribute to the economy rather than harming it, advocates say.

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