Immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life.
"A Day Without Immigrants" actions are planned in cities including Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston, Chicago and New York. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth. [[414004903,C]]
It's all in response to President Donald Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally. Trump campaigned on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and blamed high unemployment on immigration.
As president, he's called for a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries from coming into the U.S.
Several restaurants and businesses told NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 doors would be closed for business Thursday:
• Super Mercado Monterrey - all locations
• Pancho Tacos - all locations
• Taqueria Saltillo - all locations
• El Rancho Supermarket - all locations
• Canales Furniture - all locations
• La Michoacana Meat Market - Abram Street in Arlington (closing early)
• Cesar Tacos - all locations
• Happy Dogs - Dallas
• Taqueria la Super Sabrosa - all locations
• La Chikita Todo Para sus Fiestas
• El Mercadito Super Market - Arlington
Organizers expect thousands of people to participate or show solidarity with workers.