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'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences
Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 16, 2017 | Karen Yi

Posted on 02/16/2017 4:20:58 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff

NEWARK -- Along parts of Ferry Street on Thursday, doors remained shuttered, chairs were stacked and newspapers left uncollected on doorsteps at restaurants and businesses.

Some had a message for passers-by: They were closed to support "A Day Without Immigrants," a national boycott meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the economy.

Storefronts posted signs in English, Spanish and Portuguese that read "Nos unimos a un dia sin immigrantes, CLOSED!" or "We are joining the day without immigrants, CLOSED!"

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: aliens; ice; illegalaliens; illegalimmigrants; immigrants; nj

1 posted on 02/16/2017 4:20:58 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
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I’m guessing the only ones that are suffering are the immigrants.


2 posted on 02/16/2017 4:22:40 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Gee..was it today? Pfft..no one cares


3 posted on 02/16/2017 4:23:28 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Good. Those businesses lost a day of income. They’ll likely lose a lot more income when people take their money elsewhere. What about their employees who lost a day’s pay?

Thanks for closing. You just put your shop on ICE’s target.


4 posted on 02/16/2017 4:23:38 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

And here it is, 7:24 EST and we haven’t gone under as a Nation!


5 posted on 02/16/2017 4:24:33 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Gene Eric

If they leave, it may create jobs for others we’re paying to stay home and not work. This could be a big win.


6 posted on 02/16/2017 4:25:44 PM PST by boycott
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To: Gene Eric

Remember what businesses close, and then tell your friends, family, co workers, etc to boycott that business.
They want to act up then fine, so can we.

As for immigrants, well is this illegal immigrants taking a day off, and if so then ICE can get these people the next day. Maybe ICE should set up a hotline of which businesses close down too.


7 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:04 PM PST by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

My wife is a floor covering rep...none of their Hispanic installers showed up today. Their foreman called in and said Hispanics were threatened that if they left their houses to go to work, their house would be burned to the ground.


8 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:05 PM PST by FrankR (You're only enslaved to the extent of the charity that you receive!)
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To: RoseofTexas

Guessing you didn’t miss them. Me neither. Didn’t go out to eat (never do). Eating a homemade supreme pizza for dinner. Lots cheaper than going out and no dirty hands making it.


9 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:18 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Only the illegal alien “immigrants” from south of the border took the day off. All the other immigrants (”a nation of immigrants”) showed up for work today along with the non-immigrant Native Americans. If these morons had done a good job planning their “Illegal Alien Day”, they would have had it fall on Friday. A lot of them could have had a four day weekend. Morons.


10 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

With regard to immigration of persons to the U.S.A. from other nations, are we expected to subscribe to the view/opinion/notion that no meaningful distinctions may be drawn between legal and illegal?


11 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:40 PM PST by Elsiejay (a)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

In the mean time, when I got to work this morning there were 4 H1B holders from Bangalore waiting to be let in for their training. I guess they did not get the message about the boycott.


12 posted on 02/16/2017 4:26:46 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: bgill

Exactly!!


13 posted on 02/16/2017 4:27:16 PM PST by Fungi (Every breath, another five thousand fungal spores enter your body. All five thousand will be named.)
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To: FrankR

then the foreman is an idiot, or a liar.


14 posted on 02/16/2017 4:27:53 PM PST by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

IIRC, this is the second “Illegal Alien Day” these clowns have held. The last one was an EPIC FAIL.


15 posted on 02/16/2017 4:27:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: Gene Eric

A month long would get my attention.


16 posted on 02/16/2017 4:28:02 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

I would boycott those businesses.

1. If they are hiring illegal immigrants they shouldn’t be.

2. It they have hired legal immigrants, no one has a problem with legal immigrants, so why are you closing?

Either way, immigrants will lose work. Nice going.


17 posted on 02/16/2017 4:28:51 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Good thing this was posted ... didn’t notice anything around here. I guess if you don’t have a bunch of mooching illegals it is not as noticeable.


18 posted on 02/16/2017 4:28:54 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Dan Rather, a 60 Minutes Investigative Reporter for CBS, invented "Fake News"-fake but accurate.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

I suggest a month without customers.


19 posted on 02/16/2017 4:29:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Immigrants, legal or not, are NOT entitled to become citizens. The Country decides when immigrants can become citizens. I think we can do without immigrants becoming citizens for a while. Unless the immigrants can prove they can embrace our culture, I don’t see why we should let them become citizens.


20 posted on 02/16/2017 4:29:59 PM PST by bobonthejob
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To: Elsiejay

Yes that is the liberal view. The liberal view is that illegal aliens should be treated the same under the law as legal immigrants are.


21 posted on 02/16/2017 4:34:56 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

still haven’t seen or heard about any 7-11’s being closed.


22 posted on 02/16/2017 4:38:14 PM PST by stylin19a (Terrorists - "just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't there")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Day without ILLEGAL immigrants.

Big nothing in Minnesota.


23 posted on 02/16/2017 4:39:18 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Who cares? Dial “Nine-Juan-Juan”.


24 posted on 02/16/2017 4:41:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

25 posted on 02/16/2017 4:43:16 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: FrankR

Sounds like labor union tactics. If he was telling the truth.


26 posted on 02/16/2017 4:45:44 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

The traffic was very reasonable. What a nice change. Otherwise no impact. Can we have no immigrant day every day???


27 posted on 02/16/2017 4:48:29 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

But I work in Newark and I didn’t have trouble eating lunch today.


28 posted on 02/16/2017 4:50:58 PM PST by jr3000
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oops I dialed Jose instead.


29 posted on 02/16/2017 4:52:00 PM PST by jr3000
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To: FrankR

Threatened by whom? Demoncrats or Illegals?


30 posted on 02/16/2017 4:52:58 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Gene Eric

Immigrants went to work. They aren’t worried about being deported.

Illegal aliens stayed home. And now their employers know who they are.


31 posted on 02/16/2017 5:01:51 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Ride To The Sound Of The Guns)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

You can’t tell anything from a day.

Let’s make it a year.

Don’t call us, we’ll call you.


32 posted on 02/16/2017 5:04:23 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Ride To The Sound Of The Guns)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) tweeted that Senators couldn't get coffee because one of the Capitol Hill restaurants was closed. "Today, Capitol Hill staffers got a real dosage of what it is not to have immigrants serving them," Menendez said in a Twitter video.

LOL! Hell's Bells! So sorry to see Menendez "inconvenienced".

33 posted on 02/16/2017 5:08:29 PM PST by VeniVidiVici
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To: jr3000

Jose, can you see.........


34 posted on 02/16/2017 5:08:57 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

my day today, unscathed. hopefully less illegals driving on the roads, safer for actual citizens.


35 posted on 02/16/2017 5:12:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

ICE needs to meet them when stores open tomorrow.


36 posted on 02/16/2017 5:13:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Gene Eric

They should really teach us a lesson and return back where they came from. That’ll show us!


37 posted on 02/16/2017 5:26:01 PM PST by Zirondelle ("disce aut discede")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Does he mean that there are illegals working in the US Capitol?


38 posted on 02/16/2017 5:52:35 PM PST by fluorescence
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To: FrankR

Here is the real truth of the matter, these people were threatened with retaliation if they showed up for work. I really hope AG Sessions is staffing up to take care of these matters.


39 posted on 02/16/2017 5:59:41 PM PST by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

They had to dig deep to find this example of “harm” caused by the illegal walkout.


40 posted on 02/16/2017 6:09:36 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: manc

Why is that story so hard to believe? Totally believable.


41 posted on 02/16/2017 6:11:20 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Get lists of these businesses in your local area if possible.
Share with friends and neighbors.


42 posted on 02/16/2017 6:18:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Winning. Winning winning winning every day!!!)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Celebrate Real American Day everyday!


43 posted on 02/16/2017 6:24:50 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: bgill

One grocery I deal with in a business relationship closed without telling me. They soon found out I wasn’t joking when I told them they lost 50k of meat business for good. My new supplier was happy to step in and at a reduced cost, so now I will also be Saving 11k a year. I really should be thanking them for closing actually. Hopefully these fools will soon understand how things work in a capitalist society.


44 posted on 02/16/2017 8:57:08 PM PST by pangaea6
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To: pangaea6

High five!


45 posted on 02/17/2017 7:36:33 AM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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