NYC businesses close for 'Day Without Immigrants'
Businesses across New York City and nationwide Thursday closed their doors for the social media campaign 'Day Without Immigrants,' which has condemned President Donald Trump's executive orders and travel ban.
Trump has vowed to step up deportations across the country, build a wall across the border of the U.S and Mexico and ban travelers from seven Muslim countries from entering the states.
The social media campaign urged undocumented workers, legal workers and immigrants from going into work Thursday.
Participants in the movement say they hope they bring awareness to the public of how crucial and important a role immigrants play in the U.S
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more foreign-born workers were employed in the food industry in 2015 than native-born workers.