immigrant rights marches, work stoppages planned monday

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immigrants and their advocates will demonstrate in washington and across the country on monday to demand an end to president trump’s push to deport millions of immigrants and build a wall on the u.s.-mexico border.up to 150 businesses in the district, maryland and virginia are expected to close, according to casa executive director gustavo torres, as immigrants stay home from work and people gather in dupont circle and malcolm x park for separate marches that will converge in front of the white house.may 1 marches are held annually to mark international workers’ day and to support immigrant rights. this year marks the first under trump, who assailed illegal immigration during the campaign and swiftly ramped up enforcement after he took office in january. this year’s march is called “rise up,” and labor, faith and immigrant-rights organizations said they will call on the gop-controlled congress to block funding for trump’s “deportation machinery,” including the border wall and the deportations of the 11 million immigrants in the united states illegally. organizers said shops and businesses will shutter and marchers will flood the streets in dozens of cities nationwid......

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