Today, major cities nationwide are having #ADayWithoutImmigrants to show Trump how important immigrants are to growth, economy and the fabric of America.
No work, no school, no shopping.
The rally in Chicago starts at 11am in Union Park.
Many children with immigrants in their families are skipping school today.
Business have also closed for the day so workers can participate, including tons of restaurants and shops in Pilsen, Little Village, all Rick Bayless restaurants, Pete’s Market.
In 2015, 7.1 million restaurant workers in the U.S. were immigrants, versus 5.1 million who were native born.
Lot of focus is on Mexican immigrants today but Chicago also has a huge Polish and Muslim community along with other various immigrant populations.