Reactions: “Day Without Immigrants” hits Houston area

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Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout the day.

Updated at 9 p.m.

See what people in the Greater Houston area are saying on social media about the movement:

Updated at 7 p.m.

Once Thursday’s rally in Guadalupe Plaza was underway, attendees took to social media with photos and statuses.

People also posted their thoughts on the nationwide protest effort earlier in the day.

#daywithoutimmigrants

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Posted at 1:30 p.m.

In connection with a nationwide grassroots protest effort, immigrant advocacy group FIEL Houston is holding a rally today in opposition to what some see as a crackdown on undocumented immigrants. A Day Without Immigrants, or Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes in Spanish, asked immigrants—regardless of legal status—to not go to work or school, not to shop or dine out as a form of boycott.

According to an event posted on Facebook, the rally will be held at Guadalupe Plaza, 333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, at 6 p.m.


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Amelia joined Community Impact Newspaper in November 2015 after working for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She previously wrote for CI's Sugar Land/Missouri City paper and now leads the Katy edition. A graduate of Temple University, Amelia is also a proud Marylander with very specific opinions about eating crabs.

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