A day without immigrants

It's called 'un dia sin inmigrantes.' Hispanic groups, anxious to demonstrate the economic importance of nonnatives to the US Congress, which is mulling immigration reform, urged people not to show up for school or work and not to open their businesses May 1. In at least two neighborhoods, one in Massachusetts and another in Maryland, the labor boycott was immediately apparent.

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