Asher Shalom is a legal immigrant from Israel and businessman who employs many immigrants. He recently opened a new cafe in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. Locals and the business community were welcoming until it became known that Shalom had shared something on social media which showed support for Trump’s immigration policies, Legal Insurrection reported.
According to CBS LA, the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce, which had invited Shalom to join and was slated to attend the grand opening, terminated his membership days before the confrontation. In a letter from chamber president Jennifer Lahoda, she mentions a photo shared by Shalom on his Facebook page reading, “I wish Democrats would fight as hard for Americans, as they do for illegals.”
Lahoda said the views expressed “are not in line with the values and objectives of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce.”
“Boyle Heights thrives because of our diverse immigrant population — The Chamber will always celebrate and support this fact. We will not support anyone who chooses to conduct themselves in a hateful manner, especially toward members of our community.”
Shalom denies he is anti-immigrant or hateful, telling CBS2, “My name is ‘Shalom,’ and I love peace.”
Emergency protest tonight at 7pm at Asher Cafe And Lounge 945 S. Boyle Ave Los Angeles CA, 90023
This Gentry business is trying to creep in without folks noticing that their owner is an anti-immigrant Trump loving gentryfier! If he hates immigrants so much, he can stay the fuck out of our hood!
In #BoyleHeights we love and defend immigrants! Show up bring signs and show these fuckers how we stand up for our immigrant families and neighbors!
We will be there until 9pm!
#DefendEachOther #GentrificationIsForcedMigration #GentrificationIsWhiteSupremacy”
Liberal protesters answered the call to disrupt the owner’s grand opening in the most disgusting way imaginable…