The lives of immigrants
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants stayed home today in protest of President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda.
Their boycott is meant to prove how crucial immigrants are to the daily operations and culture of America. Thousands of businesses and restaurants have closed in solidarity, while others have remained open and pledged to donate their proceeds to nonprofits which aid Latino communities. The Day without Immigrants comes after ICE agents arrested more than 680 people across the country last week. [NPR]
America’s churches are offering sanctuary to immigrants.
Jeanette Vizguerra, a mother of four who has lived in the U.S. since 1997, entered a Colorado church yesterday seeking sanctuary. She is believed to be the first immigrant to do so, however, churches and faith communities across the country are preparing to offer the same support to any person who is living in fear of deportation. [NPR]