‘We will not stop until we get those rights’: Advocates showcase a New York without immigrants

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Valentine’s Day was closed for business for immigrants and their supporters.

Taking part in a nationwide rally on a significant commercial holiday, immigrants and advocates strove to showcase the importance non-native Americans have on the economy through a day of action dubbed ‘A Day Without Immigrants.’

Those hailing from out of the country and their supporters refused to patronize any business over the course of Feb. 14 in order to demonstrate the impact immigrants have on society. The day culminated in a rally at Times Square that also pushed for immigration reform, something organizer New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is seeking both the president and congress to come to terms on.

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