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A flyer circulated around the Birmingham area to advertise the "Day Without Immigrants" protest. Photo courtesy of Brianneth Alvarado MedinaA flyer circulated around the Birmingham area to advertise the "Day Without Immigrants" protest. Photo courtesy of Brianneth Alvarado MedinaTamara Imam
Branding and Outreach Manager

Businesses across the country are closing their doors today in a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

The protest is in part a response to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning immigration from seven countries. While the ban has been lifted by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the larger issue of immigration has remained the center of the Trump administration, especially as he zeros in on his campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

Businesses across Birmingham and the surrounding area are also closing their doors, answering calls to not open up their businesses or to shop in stores and eat in restaurants. 

Gordos, Acapulco Bar and Grill, Mi Pueblo Supermarket and BAMA Insurances Services are among the businesses in the Birmingham area that are closed for business today.

Brianneth Alvarado Medina, a senior kinesiology student and the president of the Spanish and Latino Student Association, is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and is participating in today’s protest. She and other members of the organization are staying home from work and class as well as choosing not to shop or eat out.

"I hope people realized how essential we are to the American economy. Either as workers or business owners,” Medina said.

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sufia@uab.edu

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Sen Doug Jones talks with Major Roseman L. Deas II inside a KC-135R aircraft during Jones’ visit Birmingham Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Wing.
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Metro Editor
btylicki@uab.edu

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U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones visits UAB Spencer Honors House Monday, Nov. 27.
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