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Widespread Actions Expected Monday, But Some Sitting It Out

April 30, 2006 - Posted at 1:30 p.m. CST

NEW YORK (AP) _ Activists for immigrant rights are calling

tomorrow's planned demonstrations ``A Day Without Immigrants.''

But some people are growing tired of street protests, and others

are afraid they'll be deported or fired for walking out. Others say

the nationwide work stoppages and consumer boycotts are the next

step to show just how much economic power undocumented workers

hold.

Planned activities are varied. In New York City, thousands of

workers are expected to take breaks shortly after noon to link arms

with shoppers, restaurant-goers and other supporters along city

sidewalks.

The owner of Wasatch Beers in Utah decided to make it a company

holiday called ``Latino Appreciation Day'' after some of his Latino

employees asked if they could take the day off.

And in Pomona, California, dozens of men who frequent a

day-labor center have voted to close it tomorrow. They're also

calling for the suspension of anyone who even comes looking for

work. Meanwhile, a rally planned for Los Angeles is expected to

attract as many as a half million people.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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