Day Without Immigrants Shows The Negative Impact On The American Economy
Feb 17, 2017 12:32 PM EST
Day Without Immigrants is an act of protest against President Donald Trump's executive order as it shows how America suffers in the absence of immigrants. President Trump's immigration ban has earned him the label of "xenophobic" in the eyes of many.
With multiple immigrants now taking a stand against the travel ban, the aftermath of Trump's executive order is taking a turn for the worst. According to ABCNews, an America without immigrants is disastrous for the economy.
Immigration Law and policy research director Daniel Costa explained that the economy will suffer from a "tremendous negative impact" if immigrants were to disappear. America has relied on the expertise of immigrants in the fields of science, finance and technology.
Taking them out of the picture undermines the country's work force on a grander scale. This is why citizens took part in a Day Without Immigrants, wherein immigrants will close their businesses, refuse to attend school and work, as an act of protest.
One particular Washington local willfully closed down his business establishments in participation of a Day Without Immigrants. All of this is done, in hopes that the Government will opt for a more "humanistic immigration reform."
The source mentioned that immigrants contribute about $105 billion in local taxes and even more in federal taxes. Partnership for a New American Economy director Jeremy Robbins emphasized how "vital" immigrants are in the economy of the United States.
According to NewYorkTimes, the Mexican Consulate reported that there are dozens Mexicans that are being arrested by immigration officers. This sparks fear and panic among the Latin American communities. This also brings the relationship between the United States and Mexico to its lowest level in quite a long time.
Such incidents are exactly the reason the Day Without Immigrants protest his being practiced. Iraqi entrepreneur Andy Shallal exclaimed that he wants to ensure that one day, immigrants like him won't have to "live in fear."