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#1 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:22 AM

https://www.yahoo.co...-192449176.html

 

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America's economy and way of life.
 
"A Day Without Immigrants" actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Austin, Texas.
 
The protest comes in response to President Donald Trump and his 1-month-old administration. The Republican president has pledged to increase deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally, build a wall along the Mexican border, and ban people from certain majority-Muslim countries from coming into the U.S. He also has blamed high unemployment on immigration.
 
Employers and institutions in some cities were already expressing solidarity Wednesday with immigrant workers. Washington restaurateur John Andrade said he would close his businesses Thursday, and David Suro, owner of Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia and a Mexican immigrant, said he also planned to participate.
 
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts said it would remove or shroud all artwork created or given by immigrants to the museum through Feb. 21.
 
In New Mexico, the state with the largest percentage of Hispanic residents in the nation, school officials worried that hundreds of students may stay home on Thursday.
 
"We respectfully ask all parents to acknowledge that students need to be in class every day to benefit from the education they are guaranteed and to avoid falling behind in school and life," principals with the Albuquerque Public Schools wrote in a letter to parents.
 
Students who take part in the protest will receive an unexcused absence, Albuquerque school officials said.
 
Organizers in Philadelphia said they expect hundreds of workers and families to participate.
 
"Our goal is to highlight the need for Philadelphia to expand policies that stop criminalizing communities of color," said Erika Almiron, executive director of Juntos, a nonprofit group that works with the Latino immigrant community. "What would happen if massive raids did happen? What would the city look like?"
 
Almiron said that while community groups have not seen an uptick in immigration raids in the city, residents are concerned about the possibility.
 
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is among leaders in several cities nationwide who have vowed to maintain their "sanctuary city" status and decline to help federal law enforcement with deportation efforts.
 
Many people who make the choice to skip work Thursday will not be paid in their absence, but social media posts encouraging participation stressed that the cause is worth the sacrifice.
 

 

 

Uh oh.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:30 AM

Cool... Actually safe to go to the 7-11 today then...

#3 NorthernVike

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:37 AM

Is this for all immigrants or just illegal ones? Why would legal ones give a flying fock about the ones who didn't follow the same rules they did?

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You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


#4 cyclone24

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

Whew...guess its good Trump is going after ILLEGAL immigrants...not immigrants. So stupid.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:39 AM

The party of the dumb

#6 kilroy69

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:51 AM

hahahahahahaha. that is funny that they think we care. 


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#7 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:52 AM

Cool... Actually safe to go to the 7-11 today then...

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:06 AM

Cool... Actually safe to go to the 7-11 today then...


I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.


There are a couple a couple of miles from where I live that is used as day labor location... There are signs that say "No Loitering", though it really should be written in Spanish...

#10 fandandy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:16 AM

I always liked the easy going nature of the Mexicans.  Ya'll wanna go out and protest?  Meh, let's stay home and protest.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Before I moved away, the illegals pulled this stunt in Los Angeles.  The result?  There was almost no traffic that day.  All they did was reinforce how their contribution to society isn't really significant, at least not in the short run.  This might actually have an impact if they did it for a month but a day does the exact opposite of what they're trying to achieve.


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#12 drobeski

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

Does anybody know what they are protesting ?

#13 fandandy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:07 AM

Does anybody know what they are protesting ?

The rule of law.



#14 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:16 AM

Does anybody know what they are protesting ?

 

being here illegally is a crime


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:18 AM

I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.

Compared to the other filth in Philly they are model citizens.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:20 AM

I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.

compared to other filthians, is this really shocking?


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:21 AM

Compared to the other filth in Philly they are model citizens.


I have no idea what jerkwater you live in but I am fairly sure your clan has never made it north of the Mason Dixon line.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:26 AM

Look at what this wacky restaurant from my city did :o

 

 

 

 

Latitude 43 is standing in solidarity with the 'A Day Without Immigrants' strike. Anyone who does not come to work today, February 16th, will get a full day’s pay.

The Lat 43 & Minglewoodtavern Atlat family and the community where we reside is diverse and multicultural. We are a community founded and made better by immigrants, and it is our responsibly to support (politically, emotionally and financially) our immigrant team members as they strike today. 
#ADayWithoutImmigrants

 

 

 

DA FUQ?

 

why on earth would you show up?

 

do you have to be illegal to receive this benefit?


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:32 AM

LOL. 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

I have no idea what jerkwater you live in but I am fairly sure your clan has never made it north of the Mason Dixon line.

:lol:
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#21 drobeski

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:44 AM

Seems like those places that are closed today would be perfect spots for ICE to start illegal immigrant raids.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

I can not tell you how difficult my day has been without immigrants. Wait....yes I can. Nothing focking changed. If nothing changes because you are gone then you are not needed fockwads. 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

I can not tell you how difficult my day has been without immigrants. Wait....yes I can. Nothing focking changed. If nothing changes because you are gone then you are not needed fockwads. 

Nothing has changed but I am worried about drinking tonight. Could be missing a lot of bar backs.
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#24 mobb_deep

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

Have you guys seen that "A Day Without a Mexican" movie? It's funny as fawk.

 


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#25 kilroy69

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:54 AM

Nothing has changed but I am worried about drinking tonight. Could be missing a lot of wet backs.

fixored 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:55 AM

I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.

They must be very stealth rapers


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#27 drobeski

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

I can only speak for Philly but the Nessicans here keep their heads down and stay beneath the radar. I have never even seen a bad hombre in this town.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

All "evil" Mexicans look EXACTLY the same.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

skip school, skip work.... sometimes to protest, sometimes to stay home... Its a strategy that will really get you places


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

https://www.google.c....html?amphtml=y


This stuff happens everywhere. For the most part te illegals here aren't doing drugs, gangbangers or committing crimes. When I live in South Phikky your pass groups of them and they never fvcked with anyone.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:22 AM

I just hope these sanctuary cities become the magnet that attracts them all. Let the libtarded deal with them. Hell, the schools might actually get better.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

Isn't this an ICE agents dream? Like fish in a barrel..... Round'em up and get the job done in one day.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

So far, there has been no difference in my day to day activities. I went to Total Wine and Home Depot over lunch...they are still functioning like normal.

 

It seems like the only people participating are restaurants and cleaning services.  Big whoop.  :dunno:


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#34 cyclone24

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

We just purposely went to a mexican "On The Border" restaurant for lunch....

Protest all day..we'll give our money to a different mexican restaurant
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#35 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

We just purposely went to a mexican "On The Border" restaurant for lunch....

Protest all day..we'll give our money to a different mexican restaurant

 

Is there a non-mexican, "on the border" restaurant?


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#36 cyclone24

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

 
Is there a non-mexican, "on the border" restaurant?


It was all white folks working....its that non authentic garbage mexi food.

Still.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

It was all white folks working....its that non authentic garbage mexi food.

Still.

 

 

I was asking if there is a restaurant called "On the Border" that doesn't serve messican

 

everyone knows on the border is messican!~


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

 
 
I was asking if there is a restaurant called "On the Border" that doesn't serve messican
 
everyone knows on the border is messican!~


Oh oh..my bad. Ha.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:08 PM

I call bullshiit...  Most of these people are fortunate to find jobs at all, not going to risk getting canned.. Plus - many of them work by the hour or on straight cash, they get no PTO in those circles and they have mouths to feed.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:14 PM

Yea no ones gonna stay home from anything or do anything different.

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