On Thursday, restaurants and other businesses closed in solidarity of "A Day Without Immigrants," a strike to protest President Trump's immigration policies. The strike was also done to show the importance of immigrant labor reliability in the US.
Here are the signs businesses put up to inform their customers about the strike:
1."Mr. President, without us and our contributions, this country would be paralyzed. We'll lose a day of work but will gain something more valuable."
2."Attention!! Unless you're Native American, you're an immigrant too!! We're closed today!! See you tomorrow. #DayWithoutImmigrants"
3."We stand 100% behind our employees whether they are immigrants or born in America, back of house or front of house."
4."As the son of an immigrant, not a day goes by that I don't thank this country for the opportunity my family has been afforded."
5."Today we are closed in support of immigrants around the nation. Our work can't be done without them. We support freedom, equality, and justice for all."
6."Today, we stand united with our immigrant family."
7."We are an immigrant family. Business closed today in solidarity."
8."Closed in solidarity. *Masse (name of the bakery) is the name of an immigrant."
9."We encourage everyone in the community to take a stand alongside our loyal staff in hopes of creating safer working environments for all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds."
10."In support of our employees, we will be closed today. We honor their work & voices for A Day Without Immigrants."
11."On Thursday, February 16th, the stores and restaurant Las Palmas will close its doors all day for the first time in 8 years since we opened the first store..."
12."Wilder wouldn't exist were it not for the hard work, love, and dedication of the immigrant community."
13."In solidarity with our immigrant parents, brothers, sisters, Cafe Ciao! will be closed for the day."
14."We are closed today out of love and respect for our fellow humans. #ADayWithoutImmigrants"
15."We are active in our fight to preserve our democracy and today we support our workers, friends, and family."
16."In solidarity with members of the Kreation family who, as immigrants, help make America the GREAT place that it is, Kreation is closed today for #ADayWithoutImmigrants."
17."Today, Thursday, we're closing La Playita to join our united immigrant brothers and sisters. We want to work and we're not criminals. We're all American. Let's march. Todos Unidos."