Several businesses to close in South Sioux for "a day without immigrants"

Employee at La Salsita

What began as a social media movement has now taken widespread notice across the nation for immigrants to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants".

This movement is a message that calls all immigrants to, not only stay home, but refrain from spending money at stores, online, and local businesses.

The message even urges people not to attend school.

Starting Thursday, if you're out and about shopping in South Sioux City, you may come across this sign it says: "We are closed to support the movement" a day without immigrants.'''

A movement, several businesses in Siouxland will participate in, including La Salsita Mexican Grill.

"We want to support the Latin community because I consider all Hispanic people hardworking and that they came to this country for a better life," said Juan Leon, owner of La Salsita's Mexican Grill.

Leon is not the only business owner who's decided to close its doors Thursday.

Just down the street on Dakota Avenue, Maria's Supermarket is also participating in the movement.

"We support our people a 100% and we're not going to give up basically, we want to show people that we are important as well as everyone else," said Silvia DeLeon, whose family owns Maria's Supermarket.

And also on Dakota Avenue, LA Fashion is set to close according to store owner Sonia Villalpando.

"To help the community understand the importance the role that the Latin community plays especially in this city that I live in," said Villalpando.

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