Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets

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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