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5/1/06-Atlanta, GA

Immigration Protests Take Apparent Toll On Shoppers, Productivity

The "Day Without Immigrants" is a day of more "closed" signs.

Stores, stands and food courts are shut down at Atlanta's Plaza Fiesta mall.

Around Camden, New Jersey, almost all of the county's independent grocery stores are closed.

A church pastor on Long Island says he's also seen "early returns" indicating a successful boycott, since sites where day laborers gather were empty today.

Businesses in a heavily Hispanic area of southwest Detroit are closed, although many leaders urged people to go to work and not risk losing their jobs.

In the nation's capital, an executive with Mexicans Without Borders tells the Associated Press, lots of people are staying home instead of rallying, because they fear an I-R-S roundup.

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