A day without immigrants

U.S. workers marched and held country-wide strikes in support of illegal immigrants
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/23/2006

Millions of legal and illegal immigrants in the United States were on strike on Monday in support of legal rights for illegal immigrants.

They were protesting a bill passed in December that would turn the country's roughly 12 million illegal immigrants into criminals.

The goal of the day-long boycott, dubbed "A day without immigrants" by immigrant rights groups, was to show that the U.S. economy can't function without immigrants, legal or otherwise.