On Thursday February 16th, "Day Without Immigrants" shut down part of Nashville. The social media led protest led to results which closed businesses and had students skipping schools to prove the importance of immigrants in an economical and social standpoint.
In 2012, Nashville had the fastest-growing immigrant population of any American city.
As of 2012, there were 11.4 million illegal immigrants and over 40 million legal immigrants in the US. Without immigrants, the US would lose closely to one sixth of its population. A population that is extremely intertwined in the foundation of this country.