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Claim: E-mail suggests a countermeasure to the proposed "Day Without Immigrants" protest.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Beyond that simple explanation, anything else we might add is purely speculative. Will immigrants actually take part in such a boycott? Undoubtedly some will, but how widespread the participation will be is difficult to assess. Although delaying purchases for one day is generally simple enough for most consumers to do without hardship, workers and students are often leery of jeopardizing their jobs or grades for the sake of a symbolic protest unless they're reasonably sure overall participation will be large enough that they will not suffer a significant penalty as a result. And even immigrant rights groups are split over whether the "Day Without Immigrants" scheme is a good idea, fearing that having supporters risk their jobs and grades would be counterproductive and could create a chaotic backlash that might serve to antagonize the anti-immigrant movement.
The counter-protest suggested in the message quoted at the head of this page
Last updated: 27 April 2006
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