In numerous U.S. cities, people are not only boycotting work and shopping, but also skipping class — from grade schools to colleges — to honor the #ADayWithoutImmigrants movement.
The boycott and strike come as a response to President Trump’s recent actions on immigration, including his controversial executive order restricting travel on citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Students have often been at the forefront of protesting Trump’s immigration policies, and not surprisingly, many are joining the #DayWithoutImmigrants movement by skipping class — or by showing solidarity.
Some students are reporting on social media that individual professors canceled class.
Or that campus feels empty.
And some students’ hearts are in the protest despite inability to participate.
But not all students are on board, especially given that missing class can mean missing exams or taking a hit to that participation grade — or wasting tuition money.
And some characterized the movement as pertaining to just a couple sectors of the population.
The boycott aims to show how much immigrants contribute to U.S. businesses and society.
And many people certainly do appear to be taking notice.
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