Protests, Boycotts Today – What They’re About:
The new Administration’s position on immigration and deportation policies is now resulting in a movement with boycotts and protests around the country today, including in cities like Raleigh, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. – and Charlotte.
Today, some 250 Latino businesses are expected to be closed for “A Day Without Immigrants,” that according to the Spanish-language Qué Pasa Mi Gente paper.
A big rally is scheduled to happen at noon today at Marshall Park in Charlotte.
The movement also urges people to close businesses, skip work or classes, don’t shop and to not eat out as a way to show their impact.
Per the Charlotte Observer. “The immigrant community in the Carolinas and around the nation has been on edge because of an immigration ban by President Donald Trump that is on hold from a court challenge as well as by deportation roundups of undocumented immigrants by U..S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Last week, ICE arrested more than 100 undocumented immigrants in the Carolinas.”
Now you know!