Tri-Staters Participate In A Day Without Immigrants Protest

Businesses shut down and immigrants refusing to spend money across the country. A protest called "A Day Without Immigrants."

Some people, participating right here in the Tri-State. 

"We come from another world seeking for a better opportunity," Jorge Guarcas, an immigrant from Guatemala says. 

What would it be like if there were no immigrants in the U.S.? Today, some places got a taste of that. 

"We hear it many times you know immigrants are criminals they're taking the jobs and stuff like that," Guarcas says. 

Many business owners and immigrants refused to work as an act of solidarity against President Trump's stance on immigrants, including some businesses here in the Tri-State. 

Meet Jorge Guarcas, an immigrant from Guatemala living in Sebree. He works in Owensboro, but not today. 

"There are good people and bad people so why won't they give us a chance to learn what we do and they can judge us according to what we do and who we are," Guarcas says. 

Despite a day full of protesting and closed stores, some are still proud of the red, white, and blue land they live in.

"I would say this is a beautiful country that I'm proud of even if I wasn't born here," Guarcas says. 

Guarcas ends his night with a few words for the President. 

"Mr. Donald Trump, President of the U.S. please give us a chance to know who we are and what we do and just please don't take an action right away," Guarcas says. 


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