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How were you affected by the Day Without Immigrants protests and boycotts yesterday?


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#1 Ode2Joy

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:40 AM

I wasn't affected by it at all.

Nada.

Zilch.

Maybe a day wasn't long enough. They should even do it again and start with a Week Without Immigrants and extend it from there.

They should also change the name to one that's more honest, like A Day Without Undocumented Illegals.

Edited by Ode2Joy, 17 February 2017 - 08:41 AM.


#2 Baltimatt

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

I didn't notice anything different, but yes, they should distinguish between legal and non-legal entrants.
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#3 ms maggie

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:53 AM

Was home sick so not affected by much.

#4 Papi

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:56 AM

Aside from the TV coverage not at all. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:58 AM

The what?



#6 Pickle20

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:01 AM

Not affected.



#7 Thirteen

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

My lawn didn't get mowed.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

How about a year-long day?!


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#9 MiddleOfTheRoad

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

Got a letter from the staff at the hotel, ostensibly signed by the housekeeping staff, commenting upon how we all have to work together, etc.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

The boycotters could be affected if enough photos were taken of them and then matched to people ICE is looking for.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:11 AM

I didn't even know it was happening. It wouldn't have affected daily activities in my neck of the woods anyway. The only immigrants I even know are my primary care physician, a friend that I used to work with and the crew that does my landscaping.

 

I'm pretty sure my PCP is a citizen now, she's been here for at least 40 years. She's from the Philippines. I see her every three months at a minimum.

 

My other immigrant friend is from India. He's been a citizen for about 10 years. I don't get to seen him much these days. He and his wife moved to Arizona. 

 

My landscaping crew is enjoying the warmth of Central America at present. They'll be heading back in late March providing Donny doesn't do something to screw that up.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:16 AM

I didn't notice anything different, but yes, they should distinguish between legal and non-legal entrants.


Of course they should. But the game over the years has been to change the verbiage from illegal alien, to illegal immigrant, to undocumented worker, to simply "immigrant". One must be a xenophobic racist to want to stop immigrants and/or deport them, right?

I guess Genesis and Phil Collins would have to sing "It's no fun, being an immigrant" if they perform that tune from 1984 in concert today. :P
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#13 SmarterThanYou

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:23 AM

Cleaning ladies (two Hispanic ladies) for the building my company is in were not at work, so trash cans not emptied, toilet paper not refilled, toilets not cleaned, etc.  Ya know, doing work we all appreciate, but most "Americans" wouldn't consider doing.

 

We survived, but glad they are back today.


Edited by SmarterThanYou, 17 February 2017 - 09:24 AM.


#14 FatBoy

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:27 AM


 

 

I guess Genesis and Phil Collins would have to sing "It's no fun, being an immigrant" if they perform that tune from 1984 in concert today. :P

Just change the theme. "It's no fun, being a Branch Davidian." 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:31 AM

My lawn didn't get mowed.

I asked the crew working in our development ... what were they doing here today.  They looked puzzled and went back to work.  Need to work on my Spanish!


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#16 Baltimatt

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

http://www.baltimore...0216-story.html
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#17 ms maggie

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:33 AM

According to news, this is supposed to happen today?

#18 workerbee

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:35 AM

According to news, this is supposed to happen today?

Hmmm. It is more quiet around here today.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:36 AM

If I had wanted to patronize one of the establishments in question, I guess it would have been a minor inconvenience.  Don't know what all the hubbub is expected to accomplish.  Come here legally, you're welcomed with open arms.  Sneak in illegally, go back to where you came from.  I will say that if I wanted to eat at one of the restaurants that closed, it might make me take them off of the list of restaurants I frequent.


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#20 Baltimatt

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:37 AM

According to news, this is supposed to happen today?


Yesterday.
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