On Thursday, many took part in the ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest which called for all undocumented people to abstain from certain actions to show just how important immigrants are to American society.
Here are 5 tweets that show why this protest is so powerful.
They're not illegal. They're undocumented. Humans cannot be illegal. They're not contraband. They're people. #DayWithoutImmigrants
— Petty LaBelle (@heyyymarya) February 16, 2017
Immigrants aren't illegal because they want to be. Not enough spots. No reasonable path to citizenship. $7,000 process #DayWithoutImmigrants
— ♻️ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) February 16, 2017
— 🌩 (@helwarosa) February 16, 2017
America is nothing, American power is nothing, American economy is nothing & American life is nothing if you imagine a #DayWithoutImmigrants
— Philanthropit 🇳🇵 (@RajbarSab) February 16, 2017
If New York City had a #DayWithoutImmigrants it would come to a grinding halt. Immigrants must be treated with dignity and respect.
— IDG (@DrivingGuild) February 16, 2017