A nationwide Hispanic strike set for Thursday has divided Latinos in at least one small Nebraska town.
Many Hispanic businesses in Schuyler will be closed in support of the protest known as “National Day Without Immigrants.”
Grocery store owner Carlos Lucas says his doors will not be open.
“This is important because people need to work and because Hispanics bring light to this country.” Lucas says.
But not everyone in town agrees.
“I am not going to participate,” says Edna Suarez. “I am going to work, I have a family to support.”
“I think that every country has their laws and we must follow the law,” says Raul Moreno.
“I like it.” And Mrs Marcos is convinced the the time has come to be heard loud and clear. “As immigrants we feel sad and agitated because we come over here for a better future.”