'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences

'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences


By:  Karen Yi
NJ Advance Media


Along parts of Ferry Street on Thursday, doors remained shuttered, chairs were stacked and newspapers left uncollected on doorsteps at restaurants and businesses.

Immigrants in cities like Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. also joined the national boycott. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) tweeted that Senators couldn't get coffee because one of the Capitol Hill restaurants was closed.

"Today, Capitol Hill staffers got a real dosage of what it is not to have immigrants serving them," Menendez said in a Twitter video.

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