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Local restaurants, stores close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Published Thursday February 16


Photo: Berkeleyside

The movement was prompted by President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a call to seal the USA border with Mexico and a — now frozen — travel ban on citizens of 7 majority-Muslim countries. The food industry is particularly reliant on legal immigrants.

Hamei Hamedifard of Café Venezuela wrote to Berkeleyside to say the restaurant, at 2056 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley, would not be open today in support of Day Without Immigrants.

Along with the closure of businesses, and in some cities schools, protests were planned for Thursday. The Los Angeles school district was urging students not to join in any walkouts or demonstrations planned for that city.

Article length: About 390 words.
Tags: Emeryville
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