Family members who arrived from Syria are greeted by family at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Feb. 6. Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to skip class, skip work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America’s economy and way of life.
Family members who arrived from Syria are greeted by family at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Feb. 6. Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to skip class, skip work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America’s economy and way of life. Craig Ruttle Associated Press
Family members who arrived from Syria are greeted by family at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Feb. 6. Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to skip class, skip work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America’s economy and way of life. Craig Ruttle Associated Press

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    William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)