The suspect accused of murdering a Muslim teenager in Fairfax County, Va. was an undocumented resident. What role does his immigration status have when we discuss his crime?
Restaurants that depend on an immigrant workforce –and even one of D.C.’s charter schools- will close on Thursday to showcase the importance of immigrants to the region’s restaurant industry. But will the mass walk-out make the impact that organizers hope for? Kojo explores the motivation behind the protest and its impact on the city.
- Andy Shallal Owner, Busboys and Poets; Chair, District of Columbia Workforce Investment Council; @andyshallal
- Steven Camarota Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies; @wwwCISorg
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