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
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
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.