If your favorite taco joint is closed today or half of your Hispanic employees don’t show up to work, it’s because they’re on a national strike against mass deportations and the current administration’s immigration policy. I talked to two local women. First, is Idalia Tinoco, she owns a chicken joint off 28th Street called “La Casa del Pollo Loco,” which today is closed.
[Tinoco in Spanish] “The purpose is to make clear all that we contribute to this country.”
Idalia and her staff will all stay home for the day, but she says it’s more involved than just time off.