Minutemen Get Their Wish: Tomorrow Will Be A "Day Without Mexicans" In The Valley
The Valley gets ready for a reprise of this
We're guessing this isn't going to work out as hoped: The chambers of commerce of several Mexican border towns are calling on residents to stay out of the U.S. tomorrow.
That'll teach Arizona to pass a restrictive illegal-alien law, is the thinking. On the other hand, the people they're trying to convince will probably just cackle gleefully.
The Rio Grande Guardian reports that chamber officials from across the state of Tamaulipas are calling for a "Day Without Mexicans," which is something that was tried a while back in California.
"While not calling for a boycott of U.S. products, Mexicans are being asked to avoid crossing into the United States on this one day. Protests will be held at all bridges connecting Tamaulipas with the cities of the Rio Grande Valley, " Rosa Maria de la Cruz, president of the Camargo Chamber of Commerce, told the paper.
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"We would like the people of the United States to see for one day that their economy depends on the people of México," another official announced at a Tuesday press conference.
If the boycott is successful, it will hurt Valley business owners, most of whom, the paper says, oppose the Arizona law: "most political and business leaders have come out in strong opposition to the controversial Arizona immigration law."
These boycotts tend to be more sizzle than steak; we'll see how this one does. At least the Minutemen can take a day off.
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