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Las Vegas businesses participating in A Day Without Immigrants

Posted at 5:30 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 21:45:31-05

People across the country protested Thursday and it could have an impact on people living in Las Vegas.

The protest has been named A Day Without Immigrants. Fliers about the protest that circulated on social media asked immigrants to stay home and not shop or send their children to school.

Mariana's grocery store near Cheyenne Avenue and Interstate 15 is one of the local businesses that are participating. In fact, all four locations of Mariana's will be participating.

In addition, Sunrise Auto Sales near Nellis Boulevard and Washington Avenue will not be selling any cars Thursday.

The protest is in response to President Trump's immigration policies. He has repeatedly said that he plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The protest aims to show how crucial the immigrant community is to the U.S. economy and society as a whole.

At least 11 million people live in the U.S. without the required documentation.

Mariana's isn't the only local business that has closed for the day.