Many say they will take part in the border boycott
A boycott planned in border cities is garnering a lot of attention, especially here in Laredo.
It's being called "A Day Without Mexicans."
Those living in Nuevo Laredo and other border cities are urged to not cross over to the US on Monday, May 24th.
The president of the chamber commerce in Nuevo Laredo says Mexicans are asked to not work, shop, or do any other business in Laredo.
It's all in an effort to overturn the Arizona immigration bill, which allows police to question anyone's immigration status if they have "probable cause:”
"We’re not happy with the Arizona law, today it's Arizona and tomorrow Texas and who knows which other states. That’s not acceptable, they need to treat us better, more humane. The governor of Arizona needs to understand that's not the right path."
Through the planned strike, Girons says they hope to gain respect for everyone who migrates to the US for prosperity.