Planned walkout stirs immigrant debate - The Boston Globe: "Across the country, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters are planning to stay away from work and school, avoid spending money, wear white, and join rallies and prayer vigils. The event is being planned as Congress grapples with the divisive question of illegal immigration.
The Allston-based Brazilian Immigrant Center is taking out advertisements in Brazilian publications and on radio this weekend urging business owners who rely on immigrants to give them permission to take the day off.
''If a business has a lot of immigrants and keeps it open, he doesn't care about us,' said Fausto da Rocha, the center's executive director. ''He just cares about cheap labor.'"